A mobile home was shredded by winds from
a tornado in Switzerland County Wednesday
morning. The family inside at the time was
(Switzerland County, Ind.) - Preliminary assessment by the National Weather Service says it was an EF1 tornado which destroyed barns and damaged homes in Switzerland County.
The damage occurred in about a 200 feet wide, two miles long path following State Road 250 from Antioch Road to North Branch Road.
An EF1 tornado produces winds ranging from 86 to 110 MPH according to the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
There was a parallel path of damage roughly three-quarters of a mile long slightly south done by straight line winds which blew about 80 MPH.
One family was inside their mobile home when its roof and walls were torn away.
There have been no reports of serious injuries in Switzerland County.
A barn was moved about 25 feet from its
original location in Switzerland County.
Eleven tornadoes have been confirmed across Indiana as a result of the storms that crossed the state Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
The weather service says straight line winds between 80 and 120 MPH are cited as the cause of damage done in southern Boone County.
That particular area witnessed three mobile homes being lifted off their foundations, trees being blown over, and semi trailers were blown over at the Interstate 75 rest stop near Richwood.
Not only were strong winds a product of this week’s storms in the tri-state, but at least five inches of rain has fallen in some areas.
Only four months in, 2011 has proven to be a very wet year. More than 19 inches of rain has been recorded at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Airport since January 1, more than seven inches over average.