UPDATE: Indiana Storm Survey Team Confirms Two Tornadoes

Damage at the scene is consistent with an EF0 tornado with wind speeds up to 85 mph.

North Salem damage

Photo: National Weather Service, Indianapolis

Tornado damage near North Salem on Tuesday, May 21

2:52 P.M. UPDATE

Further survey work by a storm survey team in the Roachdale area north of Greencastle confirms another EF0 tornado. A report from the National Weather Service states the tornado occurred at 2:30 a.m. causing barn, shed and tree damage by rotating winds of up to 85 mph. The tornado was on the ground for less than a quarter mile.

Additional damage survey work in southern Hendricks County southwest of Plainfield revealed two separate paths of straight-line wind damage paralleling both sides of U.S. 40 east of Stilesville.

2:20 P.M. UPDATE

A National Weather Service storm survey team confirms at least one weak tornado touched down west of Brownsburg near North Salem early this morning.

The report indicates there were toppled trees, snapped limbs and damage to a barn–evidence of wind rotation and damage consistent with an EF0 tornado with wind speeds up to 85 mph.

The tornado formed at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday morning during a line of storms that swept across central Indiana causing damage in many other areas as well. There are no fatalities or injuries.

Surveying is also being done north of Greencastle in Roachdale to determine whether damage reported there was from a tornado as well.

Joe Hren

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU & WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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