Tornadoes, Severe Storms, and Floods Strike Central Indiana: May 30 - June 9, 2008 

Nine tornadoes occurred in Central Indiana during the period of May 30 to June 4, 2008. During the period May 30 to June 9, storms also produced damaging straight line winds, hail, and flooding rains. Below is a brief summary of the severe weather that occurred. The Enhanced Fujita Scale value shown is the maximum intensity of the tornado. Click on a date to be taken to a page with additional information, including images of damage and images of radar signatures for some storms.

Prior to May 30, there had been 3 tornadoes in 2008 in Central Indiana.

Friday, May 30:

  • Carroll County: EF-0
  • Marion County into Hancock County: EF-2
  • Hancock County: EF-1

Tuesday, June 3:

  • Greene County into Lawrence County: EF-1
  • Morgan County: EF-0
  • Brown County into Johnson County: EF-2
  • Shelby County into Rush County: EF-3
  • Decatur County: EF-1

Wednesday, June 4:

  • Greene County: EF-0

Friday, June 6:

  • Severe storms bring 80mph winds to parts of Central Indiana

Saturday, June 7:

  • Heavy rain from Friday night and Saturday morning, up to nearly 11 inches, creates major and record flooding across the area. Page also includes pictures of river flooding after June 7 caused by the heavy rains.

Monday, June 9:

  • Severe storms bring golf ball size hail, damaging winds, and more flooding rains.


Enhanced Fujita Scale

Rating 3 second gust speed (mph)
EF-0 65-85
EF-1 86-110
EF-2 111-135
EF-3 136-165
EF-4 166-200
EF-5 Greater than 200

Additional information on the Enhanced Fujita Scale is available at the Storm Prediction Center. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.