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How to report storm damage after severe weather

INDIANAPOLIS – During severe weather events, damaging winds, heavy rains, flooding, large hail and even tornadoes can occur. It is important that damage is reported to the National Weather Service, so how can you do this?

You can report damage in several ways.

If you post a photo or video on social media, you can tag your local National Weather Service office. If you’re not on social media, you can also email your photos to your local office.

What should you include in the damage report?

  • The location of the damage
  • When the damage occurred
  • A description of the damage as best you can

There is a form that can be used on the National Service website to put in all the details to also send to your local office.

As a reminder, you should not assume that a tornado has caused damage, as straight-line winds can also cause significant damage.


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