Tornado Touchdown Confirmed

Trained Spotters Report Twisters

Officials with the National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that a tornado touched down in Johnson County.

The EF-0 twister, which typically have winds of about 70 mph, was spotted near Trafalgar in the Lambs Lake area Tuesday evening.

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Dan McCarthy with the NWS said officials believe the twister touched down in a field near County Road 200 West and State Road 252.

"There's a circular area that's been cleared away … so I think we've found where the tornado and then lifted right back up again," he said.

Johnson County Emergency Management Director Forrest Sutton said no injuries and minimal damage was reported.

Neighbors said they knew Tuesday night's weather was different than just typical storms.

"It was stronger wind than you usually hear," said Mark Thesing, whose farm sustained minor damage. "I didn't know what was going on. I wasn't really worried because ignorance is bliss."

The NWS said wind downed trees and telephone poles and punched a hole in a building in Terre Haute. Storm winds toppled trees in Linton and downed trees and power lines in Loogootee.

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