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Tornado spawned by Hurricane Beryl remnants sweeps across southern Indiana – Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather | Indiana Traffic

By meerna Jul10,2024
Tornado spawned by Hurricane Beryl remnants sweeps across southern Indiana – Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather | Indiana Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl spawned at least one tornado in southern Indiana on Tuesday, the National Weather Service office in Paducah, Kentucky, reported on X-TV.

Just after 3:30 p.m. EST, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southern Indiana. The warning covered all counties south of the Bloomington/Columbus line, plus parts of Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky.

About an hour later, NWS Paducah began posting on X a “large, confirmed” tornado just north of Mt. Vernon in Posey County. Around 6:00 p.m. ET, the NWS issued a tornado warning for Gibson County.

NWS Paducah said survey crews will be deployed Wednesday to assess the extent of the damage.

The Posey County Emergency Management Agency tells News 8 a tornado touched down on the eastern slope of Mt. Vernon.

“This caused significant damage to the warehouse/logistics facility. 13 families were displaced from the mobile home park and we currently know of four homes with damage. We will be conducting more damage assessments today and will have more to share later,” EMA Director Carrie Thompson said in an email.

The Evansville/Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency wrote on Facebook that major damage was reported Tuesday evening near “several large buildings and complexes” in Mt. Vernon.

“At approximately 4:15 p.m., we began receiving numerous reports along with photos and video of a large tornado crossing the Ohio River and impacting the eastern side of Mt. Vernon,” the agency wrote on Facebook. “Posey County officials will be engaged in extensive cleanup and damage assessment starting tomorrow, please be patient and give these individuals space to work.”

In Gibson County, damage to trees and buildings was reported in the Owensville and Princeton areas. News 8 has reached out to the Gibson County Emergency Management Agency for more information.

By meerna

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