...PRELIMINARY EF1 TORNADO IN GRANT COUNTY INDIANA...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS EXAMINED DAMAGE IN
SOUTHEAST GRANT COUNTY INDIANA AND FOUND EVIDENCE OF AN EF1 TORNADO.

THE TORNADO BEGAN APPROXIMATELY ONE QUARTER MILE NORTH OF THE
INTERSECTION OF 600 S AND 700 E AND MOVED NORTHEAST...ENDING NEAR
THE INTERSECTION OF 500 S AND 800 E. DAMAGE PATH LENGTH WAS ABOUT
ONE MILE AND MAXIMUM DAMAGE WIDTH WAS AROUND 100 YARDS WIDE. A HOUSE
WAS INITIALLY HIT SUSTAINING LOSS OF ROOF DECKING...BROKEN WINDOWS...
AND GARAGE DOOR DAMAGE. THE TORNADO THEN IMPACTED A CEMETERY LIFTING...
TURNING...AND BLOWING OVER GRAVESTONES. A SMALL BUILDING AT THE CEMETERY
WAS ALSO LIFTED AND MOVED 15 FEET. THE TORNADO THEN HIT A HARDWARE
STORE...BLOWING THE SOUTH SIDE WALL IN WITH THE NORTH SIDE DOORS ALSO
BEING BLOWN IN. SOME ROOF DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED.

WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN EF1 TORNADO RANGE FROM 86 TO 110 MPH.
MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO WERE AROUND 97
TO 100 MPH.

 


Here are a few pictures of the damage associated with this tornado.


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