Damage, power outages widespread; 9 tornados confirmed in Ky., So. Ind.


by Maureen Hagrman


Posted on April 20, 2011 at 2:54 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 20 at 10:53 PM

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(WHAS11) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that nine tornados hit Kentucky and southern Indiana during Tuesday night’s severe storm.  The worst of the tornado damage is seen in Jeffersonville, where two tornados were confirmed in Clark Co.  Those tornados had an EF-0 and an EF-1.  Other counties that were hit with EF-1 tornados were Scott, Oldham, Simpson and Dubois counties.  EF-2 tornados were confirmed in Harrison, Franklin, Breckinridge and Meade counties.

A storm swept through the area overnight, knocking down trees, power lines and leaving debris in its path. WHAS11 has received many reports of damage from all over the area, but Indiana appears to be hit the hardest.

In New Albany, Indiana, the roof was blown off the Star Wash car wash on Vincennes Street. There was also heavy damage in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The Sunset Mobile Home Park was hit hard and a wall was blown off at the First Church of God, a nearby church. See photos from the car wash, mobile home park and church here.

Click here for information on power outages, or to report an outage through LG&E 589-3500 or Duke is 1-800-343-3525. At this time, no injuries have been reported, but WHAS11 News has received multiple photos from viewers of damage from the storm, and WHAS11 News crews have been at multiple locations where the storm caused damage and fallen trees.

Some schools in the area are closed or beginning late after these storms, you can check school and business closings here.

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