Wind culprit in Ireland; Tell City saw tornado

From local sources

The National Weather Service in Louisville says Wednesday night’s storms included an EF-1 tornado that hit Tell City. The storm damage that was done near Ireland in Dubois County was attributed to straight-line winds.

A twister with wind speeds estimated between 60 and 95 mph initially touched down southwest of Troy at 8:29 p.m. CDT, proceeded southeast through Tell City and lifted north of Cannelton at 8:38 p.m. CDT, according to the NWS. It traveled 5.15 miles and had a width of 100 yards.

Officials said several large trees were felled along the path, with minor roof damage and small outbuildings damaged. A large semi trailer at a carnival site at 10th and Watt streets in Tell City was overturned and a few rides were blown sideways, according to the NWS.

Kevin Deitsch, an NWS forecaster in Louisville, said storm damage southwest of Ireland was deemed to have been caused by straight-line winds. “It was decided that no tornado occurred there,” he reported.

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