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Barn down due to tornado
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Tuesday evening's storms drop four inches of rain, and at least one tornado into western Grant County, damaging one home west of Bloomington.

According to Grant County Emergency Management, the home at the Conrad Myers farm on Hickory Road received damage to its roof, and one barn was knocked to the ground as a tornado passed through the region Tuesday evening.

Tornadoes had been spotted by numerous departments throughout western Grant County Tuesday, as the storm was strongest east of Bagley, moved southeast west of Bloomington and Patch Grove, before finally dissipating around the Hurricane area.

According to Emergency Management Director Steve Braun, there have been few calls of damage during the storm, and that Bloomington Firefighters, assessing damage in the area around the Meyers farm, did not see much other damage.

The storm system that followed included heavy hail, as well as 60-mile-an-hour winds. Grant County Sheriff's Department squadcars, out to handle calls during the storm, suffered an assortment of dents due to the hail. Because of the strength of the winds, as well as the hail, more reports of damage are likely.

In Lancaster, hail became large if you moved north in the city.

For more news on this storm, check out later Wednesday, as well as pick up this week's Grant County Herald Independent.