Dubois County

In seven minutes five tornadoes struck Dubois County on April 19, 2011:

Tornado #1:
EF Scale:  EF0
Begin time:  11:22pm EDT
End time:  11:22pm EDT
Begin point:  3 miles north of Huntingburg
End point:  3.1 miles north of Huntingburg
Wind speed:  80 mph
Path length:  0.3 mile
Path width:  200 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

A large swath of hardwood trees was snapped and uprooted.  In addition to tornado damage, straight-line winds up to hurricane force were found in the area.

Photos by the NWS Storm Survey Team:

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Tornado #2:
EF Scale:  EF1
Begin time:  11:22pm EDT
End time:  11:25pm EDT
Begin point:  2.2 miles northwest of Ireland
End point:  2.6 miles north-northeast of Ireland
Wind speed:  Up to 105 mph
Path length:  3.1 miles
Path width:  up to 200 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

A well-constructed 75-foot tall grain silo had the top 40 feet sheared off.  A 40ft x 50ft outbuilding in the vicinity of the silo was destroyed, its siding thrown 500 yards downwind.  In addition tot he tornado, straight-line wind damage was observed.  Two hog buildings were destroyed and a grain silo was shifted on its foundation.

Tornado #3:
EF Scale:  EF0
Begin time:  11:25pm EDT
End time:  11:27pm EDT
Begin point:  1.5 miles west of Haysville
End point:  0.5 miles east of Haysville
Wind speed:  Up to 80mph
Path length: 2 miles
Path width:  200 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

At the beginning point of this tornado a few small trees, some dead, were blown over and branches were blown off of some of the trees.  Several trees were blown over in Haysville.  The most intense damage occurred as the tornado lifted east of Haysville in the woods along Indiana 56.  At that point several trees up to two feet in diameter were blown down.

Photos by the NWS Storm Survey Team:

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Tornado #4:
EF Scale:  EF2
Begin time:  11:26pm EDT
End time:  11:29pm EDT
Begin point:  1.5 miles north of Bretzville
End point:  1.8 miles north of Saint Anthony
Wind speed:  Up to 120 mph
Path length:  3.3 miles
Path width:  300 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

A large number of trees were snapped and uprooted.  Several barns and outbuildings were destroyed.

Tornado #5:
EF Scale:  EF1
Begin time:  11:26pm EDT
End time:  11:26pm EDT
Begin pont:  0.9 mile southwest of Saint Anthony
End point:  0.6 mile southwest of Saint Anthony
Wind speed:  95 mph
Path length:  0.4 mile
Path width:  100 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

Hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted.  A residence north of Indiana 64 was damaged.

These four aerial pictures were taken several days later by Conservation Officer Jonathan Watkins:

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There was also straight line wind damage in the Huntingburg area, as evidenced by these NWS Storm Survey photos:

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