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Tornadoes of May 20, 2017

May 20, 2017
County:  Jefferson, IN
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  0.2 mile
Time:  7:10pm - 7:11pm EDT
Notes: Touchdown was just north of West Galway Trail North in a tree line behind some houses. The tornado uprooted and snapped trees as it moved east. An eyewitness reported seeing a black mass with debris moving horizontally. The tornado covered the witness's house in fallen trees. As it crossed Paper Mill Road the inflow winds into the tornado pulled off siding from nearby houses and moved light objects several hundred feet. A camper parked on the southern edge of the path rolled three times toward the center of the circulation and was destroyed. After crossing the road the tornado struck an abandoned farm house and did more tree damage.