LEBANON, Ind. -- An EF-1 tornado touched down in Boone County Thursday afternoon, destroying a barn and throwing debris into nearby neighborhoods.
Click below to see photos of the tornado and the aftermath in Boone County.
A funnel cloud was first reported in the Lebanon, Indiana, area around 3:11 p.m.
The funnel cloud was confirmed to have turned into an EF-1 tornado on the ground at 3:24 p.m. The tornado touched down in the area of County Road 300 South and 800 East. Wind speeds were estimated as high as 110 miles per hour.
Early indication an EF1: wind 86 to 110 mph. A barn heavily damaged & some roof damage Rockbridge subdivision. pic.twitter.com/Hsrg65tAe6
— Kevin Gregory (@KevinGregoryRTV) April 28, 2016
The Boone County Sheriff's Department said the tornado "ravaged" a barn, but didn't hit any other structures.
Here is a look at a barn, taken down by the storm in Zionesville pic.twitter.com/UyZudiKCOp
— Melissa Mahadeo (@MelissaMahadeo) April 28, 2016
— RTV6 Indianapolis (@rtv6) April 28, 2016
The barn was owned by Michael Carter – but Carter said he wasn't upset about the loss. He had a barn right beside the one he lost that would have been much worse for the tornado to hit.
"I've got a 1940 panel van in there and a 1915 Hearst, and I was just glad that nothing else got hurt," Carter said.
In a neighborhood nearby, Jean Weir was visiting her son's house with her two grandkids when she heard the tornado.
"We headed down two flights of stairs to the basement, but as I was coming on the main floor I saw the swirling out the back window," Weird said. "Debris. Wind. The trees were bent."
No injuries were reported as a result of the tornado, but several school districts did have students shelter in place and delay dismissals due to the tornado.
Delayed dismissal at WWS elementary buildings due to tornado warning. All students in safety position. More info to come.
— WWS (@wwsweb) April 28, 2016
Elsewhere, Wayne and Rush counties were under tornado warnings, with reports of quarter-to-half-dollar-sized hail in some areas.