CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Three rare midwinter tornadoes, one with winds of up to 100 mph, touched down in southern Indiana as a wave of severe thunderstorms cut across the state, leaving behind scattered damage, forecasters said.
No injuries were reported from Tuesday's tornadoes, which affected parts of three Ohio River counties and damaged businesses and homes.
Ron Trotter, a host at Chuy's, a Tex-Mex eatery on Veterans Parkway in Clark County, told The (New Albany, Ind.) News and Tribune that about a dozen customers and employees took cover.
"It was crazy in here," Trotter said. "The doors flew open. It was really loud."
The National Weather Service said the Clark County tornado was rated as an EF-0 storm with wind speeds of 85 mph, as was one that touched down in Jefferson County, which damaged an airplane at the Madison Municipal Airport. The winds moved an airplane and broke its nose gear and also damaged a hangar and an operations building.