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Tornado damages Richmond Mall, sends debris across US 40

RICHMOND, Ind. (WISH) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Richmond Saturday causing damage to the Richmond Mall. 

The NWS also confirmed a tornado touched down in Bentonville in Fayette County destroying a church

Neither tornado has been given an intensity rating.

Witnesses tell News 8’s Brenna Donnelly the exterior of the mall was in pieces Sunday morning. Several metal pieces of siding and roofing were scattered across the parking lot and strewn as far as US 40. The mall sits just south of US 40 in a very busy retail and restaurant area of the city. 

Viewer Tracy Johnson shared several photos, saying the Office Max next to the mall’s JC Penney store took a lot of the damage.