NWS confirms 10 tornadoes hit Indiana over the weekend

Posted at 9:23 AM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 09:23:48-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Officials have confirmed 10 tornadoes struck Indiana as part of a weekend outbreak that damaged a school, a shopping mall and other buildings.

The National Weather Service issued the update Tuesday, saying the latest confirmed tornado was rated EF-0 and briefly touched down Saturday in Brown County.

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The weather service earlier said that nine tornadoes hit, including three E-F2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph in Greene, Monroe and Rush counties and an EF-1 tornado in the Indianapolis enclave of Beech Grove that heavily damaged the high school.

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Greene County has said Saturday's storms destroyed three homes and damaged about 70 others. A disaster declaration for the county was signed Tuesday by the county board's president, with hope of getting federal disaster funds.

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