January 30, 2013 Orange County EF-1

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...EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Orange County....

Damage Type: Tornado

Date: January 30, 2013

Begin Point: 3.1 miles north of West Baden Springs, Indiana  
End Point: 3.2 miles north of West Baden Springs, Indiana

EF-Scale: EF-1

Wind Speed: 85-95 mph

Path Length: 400 yards

Path Width: 75 yards

Narrative: Several trees were toppled in a forest on the southwest portion of the path.  The tornado then affected a residence, badly damaging the roof and throwing the porch of the house several yards to the northeast.  Several small twigs were driven through the siding of the home.

The National Weather Service is thankful to Orange County Emergency Management for their assistance with our damage assessment. 

EF-Scale:
EF-0: Weak, 65 to 85 mph
EF-1: Weak, 86 to 110 mph
EF-2: Strong, 111 to 135 mph
EF-3: Strong, 136 to 165 mph
EF-4: Violent, 166 to 200 mph
EF-5: Violent, > 200 mph


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