VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say severe storms packing high winds and rain damaged homes in southern and southeastern Indiana.
No injuries were reported following the Thursday evening 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 a possible tornado caused damage near Vernon, including to at least three homes.
Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado was to blame for the damage.
Our survey team has determined the damage in Jennings County from last night south of Vernon was tornadic. The preliminary rating is EF1 with max speeds of 100 mph. #INwx— NWS Indianapolis (@NWSIndianapolis) April 26, 2019
Storm-related damage also was reported near the Decatur County community of Millhousen and in Ripley County. Some power lines also were downed.