30 May 2004
Clark Co., Indiana
Tornado Damage

 The following are storm damage pictures and the official storm damage survey conducted for Clarksville & Jeffersonville, Indiana (Clark County) in south-central Indiana.

Major damage to a home.

Major damage to an outbuilding.

More home damage and roof debris thrown about.

The smaller white line in Clark County is the approximate path track for the F1 Clark County tornado. The longer and wider path to the west is for the F3 Crawford County tornado from earlier in the day.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
540 PM EDT MON MAY 31 2004

...STORM DAMAGE SURVEY FOR SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY IN SOUTH-CENTRAL
INDIANA...


ASSOCIATED WITH A CLUSTER OF SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS, A SMALL
TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED TO HAVE TOUCHED DOWN IN THE JEFFERSONVILLE AND
CLARKSVILLE AREAS OF SOUTHERN INDIANA SUNDAY AFTERNOON (MAY 30
2004).

* MAX TORNADO INTENSITY - F1
* MAX EST WINDS - 90 MPH
* MAX PATH WIDTH - 10 YARDS
* MAX EST PATH LENGTH - 2 MILES
* TIME OF OCCURRENCE - 330 TO 340 PM EDT (MAY 30 2004)
* INJURIES/FATALITIES - NO SERIOUS INJURIES REPORTED, NO FATALITIES

.MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FROM SURVEY...
A VERY NARROW F1 TORNADO MOVED THROUGH CLARKSVILLE AND
JEFFERSONVILLE. THE PATH WIDTH WAS ONLY ABOUT 10 YARDS AND THE PATH
LENGTH WAS AROUND 2 MILES. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN OLD
CLARKSVILLE BY THE FLOODWALL AT THE END OF ARLINGTON DR. IT MOVED
EAST NORTHEAST THROUGH A RESIDENTIAL AREA CAUSING MAINLY F0 DAMAGE
TO TREES WITH SOME F1 ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES. A FEW GARAGES AND
OUTBUILDINGS WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED. THE TORNADO CROSSED I-65 BETWEEN
EXITS 1 AND 2 AND MOVED INTO JEFFERSONVILLE.

THE SMALL TORNADO REACHED MAXIMUM STRENGTH AT THE END OF MARTIN
CIRCLE WHEN IT RIPPED THE SECTION OF A ROOF OFF OF A COMMUNITY
CENTER AND THREW IT INTO A HOUSE ACROSS A DRIVEWAY. THE TORNADO WAS
SEEN BY SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THIS AREA AND WAS EVEN VIDEOTAPED. THE
TORNADO NEXT MOVED INTO A INDUSTRIAL PARK AND REMOVED SECTIONS OF
THE ROOF OFF OF A CABINET FACTORY. NEXT IT MOVED OVER THE CENSUS
BUREAU AND DID F0 DAMAGE TO SOME TREES AND THE ROOF. FINALLY, THE
TORNADO CROSSED 10TH STREET AND MOVED INTO ANOTHER RESIDENTIAL AREA
AND FINISHED UP WITH F0 DAMAGE TO TREES. BEYOND THIS POINT THE
DAMAGE PATH WAS DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW, BUT DID CAUSE MORE TREE DAMAGE
AT THE END OF PLAZA DRIVE.
 
IN ALL, MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS IN A VERY NARROW PATH, DIFFICULT TO
TRACE, WITH LITTLE DAMAGE OUTSIDE. WHILE THERE WERE A FEW HOMES THAT
DID HAVE SOME SECTIONS OF THE ROOF REMOVED, MOST OF THE DAMAGE TO
HOMES WAS CAUSED BY FALLING TREES. NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

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