A new storm system moved across the Plains on Friday, spinning off tornadoes and large hail in Kansas, and a canal supplying much of Indianapolis' water collapsed as a result of the week's rampage of thunderstorms.
Indiana state government workers were sent home because of the water problem, and some downtown office buildings closed. Officials said about one-half million people in this city of 750,000 were affected by the shortage.Across the Midwest, crews worked to clean up after the bursts of thunderstorms and tornadoes. Federal Emergency Management Agency teams set up a field office in tornado-battered southwestern Minnesota.
Thunderstorms also developed Friday across parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the upper Mississippi Valley, the Ohio Valley and the East Coast, the National Weather Service said.
Although damage was widespread, there were no immediate reports of injuries. Six people were killed in storm-related incidents Wednesday, and another person died Thursday.
On Friday, a tornado that touched down in the town of Borger, Texas, damaged a few houses and other buildings.