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Knox County, Ind., gets tornado touchdown Thursday

Posted by on Friday, February 8th, 2019 @ 4:44 pm.

KNOX CO., Ind. - A southwestern Indiana county has received word that it was the site of an actual tornado touchdown yesterday, February 7.

Knox County was the site of the tornado; they have the distinction of being a frequent spot for twisters to form and go skipping across the country side, as regular readers here will recall (hit this link about the tornado that occurred in Knox in November 2013).

The twister was given the EF0 (Enhanced Fujita scale) designation, which is defined by winds that create "minor damage; peels surface off some roofs; some damage to gutters or siding; branches broken off trees; shallow-rooted trees pushed over. Confirmed tornadoes with no reported damage (i.e., those that remain in open fields) are always rated EF0."

Wind speeds for this tornado, which touched down south of Vincennes in the Bandmill and St. Thomas roads-area, are reported to have been 75 mph. The little tornado's path was measured at 5 miles. No one was injured, but a number of properties sustained damage, as did some irrigation systems in farm fields as well as power lines knocked down, all of this occurring in the afternoon.

The storm that blew through Wayne County earlier in the day, overturning a semi on Interstate 64, was likely the same that involved the high winds in Knx County....and a truck actually was blown over in Knox, too, this overturn occurring on US 41.

The streets of Vincennes - which sits on the Wabash and generally experiences problems as the result of it - were flooded during the torrential downpours. This same system also swamped many southern Illinois Counties before moving east, and created a significant hazard across Lawrenceville (Lawrence County sitting on the west side of the same river and thus, experiencing drainage problems when the downpours come.) Flooding conditions continue as the water moves south to the Ohio and then Mississippi, and riverside towns such as Carmi in White County and Golconda in Pope have experienced not a few weather alerts pertaining to the flooding.

 The high winds also turned over a truck on US 41, damaged agricultural irrigation systems, and downed power lines. Scepter Road between SR 67 and Windmill Road is closed until repairs can be made due to the winds and flood waters.

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