Fort Wayne, IN 2002, we had warnings as an F2 tornado was spotted SW of us in town moving NE (I live on the edge of town). It hit a shopping center and flipped over a bunch of cars (some with people still in them). It tore off the roof of a Kohl's, knocked out the entire glass front of a Best Buy, scaring the shit out of the patrons; they didn't even know it was coming. It also destroyed the shopping center's large theatre marquee. There was also a vacant Goodyear tire building there that lost its roof (and was subsequently razed). It proceeded from there and took out a restaurant. Its next victim was a retirement home where it ripped off the entire roof. Next was the Concordia Theological Seminary were if downed almost all the trees and damaged two on-campus homes. Still about 4 miles from my house, I was standing on the front porch watching and waiting for it. I started to see yellow insulation swirling in the sky (from the retirement home). That made me a little jumpy. The insulation started getting thicker and finally, two blocks from my house, I saw a neighbor's trampoline shoot straight up in the air about 100 ft. or so. I figured it was time to bolt in the basement with my family. We waited and it finally passed. In the neighborhood, it only did any significant damage to the house with the trampoline by punching large holes in the siding from debris. As for my house, the hail took out all of my roof vents and the wind forced enough rain into my kitchen bay area that it leaked into the house requiring the ceiling to be replaced. Afterward, I did have to clean up a lot of insulation from my landscaping and someone's grill cover. Miraculously, there were only four minor injuries (from the retirement home); none of the people in the cars that were tossed were hurt. The next day it caused a big controversy. Near Northcrest shopping center (which is an outdoor center), the big indoor mall, Glenbrook Square, which is the largest indoor mall in Indiana had not told any of the thousands of shoppers that the tornado was approaching. They only stationed security at all of the exits and didn't let anyone leave. Many of the shoppers were upset that they were not warned of the potential danger, but officials said the building is so large they were safe inside and did not need to know. Scary stuff those tornadoes.
Edit: I did find this article that better descibes it. I went by memory (and did pretty good LOL) except this was in 2001 not 2002. Also, it mentions the tornado disapated after hitting the seminary, but the paper reported it briefly touched down again in River Bend Bluffs which is the neighborhood next to mine where the trampoline went airborne.
May 27, 2001 Fort Wayne Tornado
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