Washington County, Indiana

Four tornadoes struck Washington County, Indiana, April 19-20, 2011:

Tornado #1:
EF Scale:  EF1
Begin time:  11:59pm EDT
End time:  12:01am EDT
Begin point:  2.9 miles north northeast of Livonia
End point:  3.7 miles northeast of Livonia
Wind speed:  100 mph
Path length:  1.4 miles
Path width:  200 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

The tornado touched down at the intersection of Mount Tabor Road and John Batt Road, where a grain bin was destroyed and several trees were blown over.  Just southwest of the Mount Tabor Road/West Washington Road intersection the twister threw a 10,000 pound grain silo leg, two silos were destroyed, a 20ft x 30ft outbuilding was destroyed, and a single story house suffered severe damage.  At the end of the damage path a house had its roof partially torn off and gravel from the driveway was lifted and pelted into the side of the house.

Tornado #2:
EF Scale:  EF0
Begin time:  12:00am EDT
End time:  12:01am EDT
Begin point:  3.1 miles northeast of Livonia
End point:  3.8 miles northeast of Livonia
Wind speed:  75 mph
Path length:  0.7 mile
Path width:  75 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

This tornado traveled from the intersection of West Washington Road and Batt Road to just north of Mount Tabor Road.  Along its path a silo and two barns were damaged.  Several trees were knocked down or snapped.

Tornado #3:
EF Scale:  EF0
Begin time:  12:07am EDT
End time:  12:08am EDT
Begin point:  2.5 miles north northeast of Salem
End point:  3.1 miles north northeast of Salem
Wind speed:  80 mph
Path length:  0.6 mile
Path width:  50 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

This tornado touched down along Jim Day Road about a quarter mile south of Lewellen Road where a 30ft x 40ft outbuilding garage was destroyed and its roof thrown about 75 yards to the north and east.  The tornado ended just northeast of Lewellen Road where a house suffered roof damage, a 30ft x 50ft shed was destroyed, and a small grain bin was twisted and thrown 100 feet.

Tornado #4:
EF Scale:  EF0
Begin time:  12:14am EDT
End time:  12:27am EDT
Begin point:  4 miles south southwest of Little York in Washington County
End point:  5 miles north northeast of Austin
Wind speed:  Up to 80 mph
Path length:  13 miles
Path width:  up to 200 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

Several trees were snapped or uprooted and a roof was damaged near North Rutherford Hollow Road.  Mainly tree damage was observed along the rest of the path. 

 

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