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Damage in Jennings County was caused by pair of EF1 tornadoes with 100mph winds

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Posted at 8:10 AM, Apr 26, 2019

JENNINGS COUNTY — Damage to several homes and properties in Jennings County was caused by a pair of EF1 tornadoes that went through the area Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The Jennings County Sheriff's Office said at least three homes and a barn were damaged by the tornado-warned storms.

Tornado watches or warnings, as well as severe thunderstorm warnings, were issued in several counties as the storms moved across the state. The Jennings County sheriff's office says winds from the tornado caused damage near Vernon, including to at least three homes.

No injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service sent a crew to the area Friday morning and determined that some of the damage south of Vernon was caused by an EF1 tornado with max wind speeds up to 100 miles per hour. They said the damage near Nebraska was also caused by an EF1 tornado with max wind speeds of 95 miles per hour.

Storm-related damage also was reported near the Decatur County community of Millhousen and in Ripley County. Some power lines also were downed.