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PHOTOS: Severe Weather Causes Damage In Southern Indiana

  • Storm damage in Gibson County, Indiana was reportedly caused by a tornado in nearby Illinois.

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    Photo: Barbara Brosher

    Storm damage in Gibson County, Indiana was reportedly caused by a tornado in nearby Illinois.

  • Downed trees caused significant damage in southern Gibson County, Indiana.

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    Photo: Barbara Brosher

    Downed trees caused significant damage in southern Gibson County, Indiana.

  • Several trailers were completely destroyed by the severe thunderstorm and nearby tornado.

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    Photo: Barbara Brosher

    Several trailers were destroyed by the severe thunderstorm and nearby tornado.

  • Vehicles were destroyed by flying debris caused by severe thunderstorms and a tornado in southern Gibson County, Indiana.

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    Photo: Barbara Brosher

    Vehicles were destroyed by flying debris caused by severe thunderstorms and a tornado in southern Gibson County, Indiana.

  • Severe weather caused significant damage in southern Indiana and killed one man in nearby Illinois.

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    Severe weather caused significant damage in southern Indiana and killed one man in nearby Illinois.

  • Severe weather caused significant damage in southern Indiana and killed one man in nearby Illinois.

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    Severe weather caused significant damage in southern Indiana and killed one man in nearby Illinois.

The National Weather Service says a tornado that killed a southeastern Illinois man and caused damage in adjacent Indiana had winds of more than 130 mph.

That tornado swept White County, Illinois, and then passed over the Wabash River into southwestern Indiana’s Posey and Gibson counties. The National Weather Service says it was an EF-3 tornado.

No significant storm injuries were reported in Indiana.

A rural neighborhood just east of State Road 165 in Gibson County was covered in debris and uprooted trees Wednesday morning.  Residents are trying to salvage what they can after the storm destroyed two houses, two mobile homes and damaged several others.

The wind blew all of the windows out of Debbie Nally’s home and ripped off portions of her roof.

“We had just gone down to our kitchen and were getting ready to go to bed and we were standing by a granite counter top, holding onto it and the windows started coming in,” Nally says.

She didn’t realize how bad the damage was until the sun came up.

“Just total devastation,” she says. “Glad that only one person was injured and everybody else was safe and alive. That was the good thing. The man upstairs was looking out for us.”

As Nally assesses the damage to her home, Dennis Wright is trying to track down pieces of his racing boats, which he stores in a barn in this neighborhood.

“They’re scattered, they’re in pieces all over,” Wright says. “Part of the red boat is over here, part of the red boat is over there.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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