NWS preliminary report: Damage reported in Boone County caused by EF-1 tornado

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4 Fast Facts

  • A storm system moved across central Indiana Thursday afternoon.
  • A state trooper spotted a funnel cloud in Boone County around 3 p.m.
  • Several counties issued tornado warnings.
  • A barn near Lebanon was heavily damaged.

BOONE COUNTY, Ind – According to a preliminary report by the National Weather Service, an EF-1 tornado touched down near Zionsville with an estimated 100 mile per hour winds.

A funnel cloud was reported by the Indiana State Police just after 3 p.m. on Thursday near Lebanon. It touched down east of Whitestown at 800 East and 300 South. A large barn was badly damaged, and debris from the barn was thrown across the yard. Additionally, the roofs of several homes in the Rock Bridge subdivision were damaged.

According to Boone County EMA Director Mike Martin, there are no reports of injuries.

Tornado warnings were issued in Boone County and Hamilton County just as schools were being released.

Zionsville schools held the students from release until the warning was lifted.

Additionally, Hamilton Southeastern Schools held all elementary buses and sheltered students in place until the “all clear” was given.

Those tornado warnings expired at 3:45 p.m. The National Weather Service is heading to Whitestown to survey damage.

A severe storm over Rushville produced one-inch hail and developed rotation as well. A funnel cloud was reported at 600 East and Orange Pike Road.


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