NWS confirms tornado touched down overnight in Vanderbugh, Posey Counties

Powerful storms move through the Tri-State

NWS confirms tornado touched down overnight in Vanderbugh, Posey Counties

POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The National Weather Service confirms a probable EF-1 tornado touched down in Vanderburgh County and Posey County on Wednesday night.

“It sounded like a train rolling through,” John Dezember, a homeowner in Vanderburgh County said. “It got the trees, a big tree in back, a big tree in the front yard.

Powerful storms blew through the Tri-State and caused some damage throughout the area.

14 News received reports of a lot of damage on Denzer Road near St. Phillip’s Road in Posey County, as well as New Harmony Road in Vanderburgh County. Officials say nobody was injured.

“It was really strong wind and then it was over,” Dezember said. “It wasn’t very much fun, but nobody got hurt. We got great neighbors who are cleaning up for us, so that’s about all you can do.”

There are multiple reports of trees downs, including on top of cars and homes.

Denzer Road is blocked in areas, depending on where crews are working.

14 News was informed that crews were out working to clear the damage almost immediately after the storms blew through the area. They assessed as much as they could while it was dark outside.

14 News was also told that Vectren crews were out to inspect the damage as well.

Vectren says about 800 customers were out of power after Wednesday’s storms. Roughly 80 customers who lived in rural areas were still without power on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Vectren outage map, power has since been restored.

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