EF1 Tornado Confirmed In Franklin Co.

Posted On May 03, 2012

A tornado seen just east of Mount Carmel, Indiana on Tuesday, May 1.


(Mount Carmel, Ind.) – A tornado touchdown has been verified in Franklin County.


A funnel cloud was spotted about a half-mile east of the town of Mount Carmel at about 5:20 Tuesday afternoon.


The National Weather Service says the EF1 tornado packed winds up to 95 MPH as it tore eastward into Butler County, Ohio. The path was 1.3 miles long by about 100 yards wide.


No injuries were reported.


The twister did do significant property damage to three farmsteads, meteorologists who investigated the tornado reported. There was damage to several large buildings which consisted primarily of aluminum and wood. Several small sheds which were not anchored down were either blown completely off their foundation or moved from the foundation. Several silos were severely damaged. Several trees three to six inches in diameter were snapped and twisted.




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