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Tornadoes of May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
County:  Crawford
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  0.2 mile
Time:  4:22pm - 4:24pm EDT
Notes: Damage with this tornado occurred along Old Union Chapel Road of IN 62 near T&T Auto. The tornado formed in pasture southwest of the road and then knocked over several cedar trees and split several sections on some maple trees before striking a barn. 85 mph winds. The barn suffered roof and door damage. Debris was thrown 125 yards downwind into the auto body shop vehicle lot. Several vehicle windows were smashed. 90 mph winds. A single-wide trailer experienced roof damage above its entrance. An old RV had its roof removed and large sections of debris were thrown about 100 yards. The unattached bed of a pickup truck was picked up and thrown 150 yards. Another RV was tipped over onto its side. 85 mph winds. The auto body shop suffered roof damage. Three trees were knocked down or snapped northeast of the shop, with the last evidence of a tornado about 150 yards farther down. Several witnesses observed the tornado and it was captured on video.