Weather Service: Small tornadoes hit 2 S. Indiana towns

ELIZABETH, Ind. - The National Weather Service says a small tornado touched down overnight in a small southern Indiana town near the Ohio River.

A survey crew from the weather service's Louisville, Ky., office confirmed that an EF-O tornado touched down in the Harrison County town of Elizabeth about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Meteorologist Mike Callahan says the tornado packed winds up to 80 mph as it cut a half-mile track through the area.

Callahan says crews were also assessing reported tornado touchdowns near Salem in Washington County and the Orange County town of Prospect.

Elizabeth resident Teresa Campbell tells WLKY-TV the tornado heavily damaged a barn and old school house on her property and stripped shingles from her home. Neighbor Matt Marion says the tornado "sounded like a big vacuum cleaner."

A second tornado touchdown was reported in Orange County, where an EF-1 traveled 400 yards at speeds up to 90 mph.

The Orange County tornado toppled trees in a forest and tore the porch off a house, tossing it several yards away. Small twigs were driven through the siding of the house, and the roof was badly damaged.

No injuries were reported.

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