Orange County

Over the span of about ten minutes, four tornadoes struck Orange County on April 19, 2011:

Tornado #1:
EF Scale:  EF2
Begin time:  11:39pm EDT
End time:  11:40pm EDT
Begin point:  Roland
End point:  1 mile east of Roland
Wind speed:  115mph
Path length:  1 mile
Path width:  200 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped in a convergent pattern.  In one concentrated spot two dozen trees were snapped off.  A house has its windows blown in on its southwest side.  A well constructed cabin lost some shingles.  A very well constructed large barn lost its metal roof, which was wrapped into tree tops 200 yards downwind.  A wood outbuilding was destroyed.  Straight line winds increased the total damage path width to about 0.6 mile.

Tornado #2:
EF Scale:  EF1
Begin time:  11:40pm EDT
End time:  11:41pm EDT
Begin point:  7.7 miles south of French Lick
End point:  7.7 miles south southeast of French Lick
Wind speed:  up to 100 mph
Path length:  1.5 miles
Path width:  125 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

This tornado touched down just west of Tony's Marina near Indiana 145.  Trees were uprooted and snapped.  A large metal barn with cinder block walls was destroyed.  The tornado then crossed Route 145 and moved in to Tony's Marina.  Three metal outbuildings were damaged or destroyed.  One of the buildings had its doors blown in...another had its metal roof peeled back...and the third was leveled and blown 300 yards downwind.  Trees were uprooted in a convergent pattern.  Some trees fell on power poles, causing the poles to snap.  A pontoon boat was flipped over.

Tornado #3:
EF Scale:  EF1
Begin time:  11:40pm EDT
End time:  11:41pm EDT
Begin point:  5.6 miles south of French Lick
End point:  5.6 miles south southeast of French Lick
Wind speed:  110 mph
Path length:  0.7 mile
Path width:  up to 75 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

This tornado touched down near the intersection of Indiana 145 and Base Line Road, where it derstroyed a metal roofed barn.  trees were uprooted and snapped.  At a house on Base Line Road the front porch was ripped off and deposited in the back yard.  A cluster of large, tall evergreens was snapped off and strewn chaotically in all directions.

Tornado #4:
EF Scale:  EF0
Begin time:  11:47pm EDT
End time:  11:47pm EDT
Begin point:  5 miles south southwest of Paoli
End point:  5 miles south southwest of Paoli
Wind speed:  80 mph
Path length:  0.5 mile
Path width:  100 yards
Injuries:  0
Deaths:  0

Several trees were uprooted along W CR390S.  A couple of trees were snapped.  A metal roof was peeled off of a small outbuilding.

 

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