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Initial report on the Underwood tornado released by the National Weather Service



Indianapolis, Indiana – According to experts from the National Weather Service, an early tornado that made landfall in southern Indiana on Sunday had winds as high as ninety miles per hour.

Underwood, in Clark County, was struck early on Saturday morning by the first tornado of the year that has been confirmed in Indiana.

There were multiple buildings damaged, but no major casualties were recorded, according to local officials. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado spent approximately one minute on the ground before lifting over the shoulder of I-65 and traveling almost directly east across US-31. Authorities reported that during that period, it caused damage to one house, barns, and trees. A tractor-trailer was blown onto its side on the freeway by the storm, according to firefighters.

According to officials, the tornado carved a path that was up to 75 yards wide and about a mile long, reaching peak wind speeds of 90 miles per hour. On the Enhanced Fujita Scale, they assigned it an EF-1 rating. Additionally, they reported 80 mph straight-line winds in Salem, Washington County, which is close by.



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