News and Tribune

January 30, 2013

Tornado touches down in Elizabeth

Associated Press

ELIZABETH — 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 office confirmed that an EF-O tornado touched down in 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.