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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Gov. Mike Pence (right) and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb (left) talk with Jerri Storms.
Photo by Matt Rogers
Gov. Mike Pence (right) and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb (left) talk with Jerri Storms. Photo by Matt Rogers
Friday, August 26, 2016 4:00 AM

Clean up was in full force Thursday in the aftermath of what meteorologists are calling an EF-2 tornado that ripped through southeastern Montgomery County Wednesday.

According to information the National Weather Service updated at noon Thursday, the tornado that hit Montgomery County was rated as an EF-2. EF-2 tornadoes are estimated to have consisted of wind speeds ranging from 111 mph-135 mph.

Amid the sweat and work going on, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb took time to talk with storm victims and the volunteers helping them.

Pence took time away from his current campaign trail as Donald Trump’s running mate when he saw what residents of Montgomery County and Kokomo were going through. He flew in a helicopter to Kokomo first and then came to Montgomery County afterward.

One of those victims he talked to was Jerri Strom. She lives in the Mace / Linnsburg area. Her house suffered heavy damage.

“Did you receive an alert or was it the violence of the storm outside that made you aware,” Pence asked Storm.

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