27 May 2004
Harrison and Floyd Cos., Indiana
Tornado Damage

Widespread severe thunderstorm damage occurred across portions of south-central Indiana and central Kentucky on the evening of May 27, 2004.

The following is the official public information statement and photos for an F1 tornado touchdown in Harrison and Floyd Counties in south-central Indiana.

F1 damage to a roof and multiple trees uprooted in Georgetown.

Trees uprooted in Georgetown.

Tornado paths from the May 27 outbreak.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1145 PM EDT FRI MAY 28 2004

...STORM DAMAGE SURVEY FOR HARRISON AND FLOYD COUNTIES IN
SOUTH-CENTRAL INDIANA...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RACED ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL INDIANA AND
NORTH AND EAST-CENTRAL KENTUCKY DURING THE EVENING OF THURSDAY MAY
27, 2004.

WIDESPREAD PROPERTY DAMAGE OCCURRED ACROSS PORTIONS EXTREME EASTERN
HARRISON AND FLOYD COUNTIES IN SOUTH-CENTRAL INDIANA. THE TORNADO
REACHED MAXIMUM INTENSITY NEAR THE TOWN OF GEORGETOWN IN WESTERN
FLOYD COUNTY.

* MAX TORNADO INTENSITY - F1
* MAX EST WINDS - 100 MPH
* MAX PATH WIDTH - 67 YARDS
* MAX EST PATH LENGTH - 2 MILES
* TIME OF OCCURRENCE - 855 PM EDT TO 900 PM EDT
* INJURIES/FATALITIES - NONE KNOWN AT THIS TIME

THIS TORNADO WAS ASSOCIATED WITH A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM WHICH
EXHIBITED TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM CIRCULATIONS IN EXTREME EASTERN
HARRISON COUNTY.

THE FIRST TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WAS DETERMINED TO BE IN GEORGETOWN IN
WESTERN FLOYD COUNTY NEAR THE HARRISON AND FLOYD COUNTY LINE.

THE PATH OF THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF
INDIANA HWY 64 IN GEORGETOWN...F1 DAMAGE OCCURRED ACROSS A SMALL
AREA ONE HALF MILE NORTH OF HWY 64 WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 167 YARDS.

THE PATH CONTINUED EAST-SOUTHEAST...AND MOVED INTO THE EASTERN
PORTION OF GEORGETOWN. THE MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE IN GEORGETOWN WAS
F0 TORNADO AND STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE WITH A SMALL AREA OF A FEW
HOUSES WITH ROOF DAMAGE FROM F1 WINDS.

THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST WEST OF THE HWY 64 INTERCHANGE WITH
INTERSTATE 64 IN THE EASTERN PORTION OF GEORGETOWN...WITH THE
SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM WEAKENING SLIGHTLY AS IT ENTERED EDWARDSVILLE
AND NEW ALBANY BEFORE CROSSING THE OHIO RIVER INTO JEFFERSON COUNTY
KENTUCKY.

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED...IF NEEDED...AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS COMPILED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICIALS.

 


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