Lafayette mayor pleased with city's response to severe weather

Nov 18, 2013

Lafayette mayor Tony Roswarski says while there is widespread damage from yesterday's storms, the city is faring well.

He says there were only a handful of injuries reported, and no deaths.

Roswarski says the scenario could have been much different if the severe weather hit on a weekday.

He says two Lafayette manufacturers have some extensive recovery work ahead.

Roswarski says Subaru of Indiana Automotive's plant was hit hard.

He says the facility suffered extensive damage to its roof and equipment that was housed there.

Roswarski says there was also damage to the office area and interior walls, water in the building and glass blown out.

And roughly one-third of the Voestalpine Rotec facility on U-S 52, south of Veteran's Memorial Parkway was destroyed.