Weather Service confirms tornado hit southwest Indiana city

OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado toppled trees and damaged homes last week in a small southwestern Indiana community.

The weather service’s Paducah, Kentucky, office says a survey crew determined that an EF-1 tornado swept through Oakland City last Thursday with peak winds of 110 mph (177 kilometers per hour).

The storm left a trail of damage that extended more than 2½ miles (4 kilometers) and included roof damage to several homes and large toppled trees in the Gibson County community of about 2,400 residents about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Evansville.

The tornado also tore away most of the roof of a storage building at a golf course.

Last Thursday’s storms also dumped heavy rainfall across central and southern Indiana, causing flooding.

Associated Press

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