(Jasper, IN) The National Weather Service has released more detailed information about the severe, widespread storms that ripped through several parts of the area on Sunday afternoon. Three confirmed tornadoes touched down in Dubois, Martin, Monroe, and Daviess Counties.
Two EF-1 tornadoes ravaged Daviess and Martin Counties, as well as Monroe County. The Daviess and Martin twister touched down at 4:24 local time just west of US 231 with peak winds of 100 mph and ended in Crane Naval Area. Monroe County was hit just six minutes later, at 4:30, and reached EF-1 status west of Rockport Road. It moved just east of that location before lifting.
An EF-2 twister with estimated peak winds of 120 mph started just west of Haw Creek Road in southern Martin County at 4:34 local time. It left damage in its path across the White River along Jackman Hill Road with wind speeds in the EF-1 range. Wind speeds increased to EF-2 status in the area of Windom Road before moving southeast along Blue Creek Lane and Simmons Creek Road. By this point, the tornado began to weaken as it moved into Dubois County and lifted just before N 960 E.
The EF-2 tornado claimed the life of one Martin County resident and destroyed two homes.
During the tornado, damages occurred in Rutherford and Lost River Townships located in the southern area of Martin County.
A complete and detailed account of the damage by the National Weather Service is available by following the link provided below.