The National Weather Service in Louisville, along with local emergency management officials, will be sending storm survey teams out into the field today to assess damage from the overnight storms. The surveyors will visit the Indiana counties of DuBois and Clark, and the Kentucky counties of Jefferson, Oldham, and Henry, as well as nearby areas of surrounding counties. We will update our web page as soon as information comes in to the office from the field teams. We appreciate your patience as we carefully examine the damage and make our determinations.
We will likely visit Garrard and Lincoln counties tomorrow for additional storm surveys. Taylor County may need to be checked as well.
If you observed damage, please let us know!
1120 AM EST MON FEB 28 2011
...PRELIMINARY NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF2 TORNADO IN DUBOIS
A NWS STORM SURVEY IN DUBOIS COUNTY INDIANA HAS CONFIRMED AN EF2
TORNADO WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 120 MPH. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE
WITH THIS TORNADO IS IN CELESTINE NEAR ELLSWORTH ROAD. DAMAGE
INCLUDES ROOFS BLOW OFF TWO HOMES WITH THE WALLS COLLAPSED IN ONE
HOME. IN ADDITION A DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER WAS BLOWN OFF ITS FOUNDATION
AND A RV WAS TOSSED ACROSS THE ROAD. ONE MINOR INJURY WAS REPORTED.
THIS INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AT THIS TIME AND MAY CHANGE IN THE
FUTURE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR A FINAL REPORT ON THIS TORNADO.
Clark County, Indiana through Jefferson County, Kentucky into Oldham County
A low-end EF1 tornado has been confirmed from Clark County, Indiana in the Utica area into far northeast Jefferson County, Kentucky at Harrods Creek.
Damage in Oldham County was due to straight-line winds.
A low-end tornado produced EF3 damage in the Eminence area of southern Henry County.