National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado hit near Lafayette during storms

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (April 1, 2016) – The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down during Thursday’s outbreak of severe weather.

According to the NWS, the tornado hit about 3.5 miles southeast of Lafayette at Wabash National Trailers. The tornado destroyed a guard shack and caused a car to roll over. A construction trailer was damaged and nearly rolled over, the NWS said.

The tornado touched down around 4:40 p.m. and had an estimated wind speed of 100 mph. There were no injuries associated with the tornado.

Storm storm chasers in Wingate, located in Montgomery County south of Tippecanoe County, captured video of the storm as it rolled through Thursday.

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