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15 years ago: Indiana tornado cost millions of dollars worth of damage

Posted at 2:06 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 19:01:04-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's been 15 years since one of the biggest tornadoes in state history tore through central Indiana.

The tornado first touched down just before 11 a.m. in southwest Indiana. It then moved northeast, through Pike, Knox and Daviess counties, then through Monroe, Morgan, Marion and Johnson counties, when it became an F3 tornado. 

It continued in the same direction until stopping in Blackford County.

According to the National Weather Service, it was the second longest tornado track in the history of Indiana, crossing 112 miles. 

Nobody was killed, but 130 people were hurt and 45 schools were impacted. It also caused $156 million in property damage. 

Click the video player above for the 2002 RTV6 story on the tornado.

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