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Washington, IN tornado confirmed as EF2

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Etienne Farm Market in Washington, IN. (Source: Jennifer Lantaff Catt) Etienne Farm Market in Washington, IN. (Source: Jennifer Lantaff Catt)
WASHINGTON, IN (WFIE) -

One of the hardest hit areas in Sunday's severe storms was Washington, Indiana. The National Weather Service preliminarily rates the tornado that caused the damage as an EF2, with winds reached up to 135 miles per hour. 

As you walk down Fourth Street, you can see the homes ripped apart by those winds. Officials say nine homes are completely destroyed, 14 have major damage, 27 with minor damages and 25 additional homes were effected in some way. That's a total of 75 homes and officials say not a single death and only minor injuries.

"Damage has been pretty extensive cosmetically, we've lost the front porch, a few porches on the backside, some trees down. A lot of the neighbors roof and debris ended up on our property, but we've got a good group of church family that's helped out quite a bit," said Randy Allen with Gingerbread Daycare owner.

14 News spoke to some radio DJ's at WAMW who were broadcasting and video taping the tornado the moment it hit and the destruction it left immediately after.

"We stepped away from the windows, within seconds the windows blew out. I knew the safest spot in the radio station was near our bank vaults safe, so as I hunched down in this corner. I could feel what felt like the wall about to fall on me, so you can see from the damage that we had a tremendous impact from the neighbors flying debris," said Dave Crooks with the radio station.

Watch 14 News at 5 and 6 for much more on the storm damage and clean up efforts.

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