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Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


05/25/11                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Newcastle Officials Call Afternoon Press Conference

The Newcastle Police Department requested OSBI assistance in its recovery efforts after a tornado hit the city Tuesday afternoon. Early assessments indicate at least 10 homes were destroyed and 60 were damaged. Thankfully, only minor injuries were reported from residents in the area. Officials believe the injury reports were so low due to many in town weathering the storm in a shelter next to the police department. There, it’s estimated 1,200 people gathered.

This morning, Newcastle officials and OSBI agents are going from home to home to assist anyone in need of help.

Today at 2pm, Newcastle officials and OSBI will hold a press conference just outside the Newcastle Police Department at 860 N. Carr Drive to give up-to-date information on damage estimates to the city and discuss the importance of storm shelters.