It Is Official! Louisville Was Hit By A Tornado Wednesday Morning!!! Details On The Location...
It is official now, the NWS has confirmed that a tornado did indeed hit Louisville early Wednesday morning around 4:17 am. This is an extension from the tornado that hit Elizabeth, IN and here are the details courtesy of the NWS...
Damage Type: Tornado
Date: Jan 30, 2013
Begin Time: 4:17 AM EST
End Time: 4:17 AM EST
Begin Point: 3.2 miles east of
End Point: 2.6 miles northwest of Valley Station, Kentucky
EF Scale: 0
Wind Speed: 80 mph
Path Length: 1 mile
Path Width: 215 yards
Narrative: An NWS survey team has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touch down east of Elizabeth in Harrison County, Indiana. Four homes and two barns were damaged along Highway 111. The porch of one home was lifted and thrown 30 feet. The walls of one of the barns collapsed in multiple directions. Trees were down in this location as well. The track of the tornado extended to the Ohio River and into Jefferson County, Kentucky. Northwest of Valley Station many softwood trees were damaged, a pine tree was snapped, and a trampoline was blown over. The National Weather Service is thankful to Harrison County Emergency Management for their assistance with our storm damage assessment.
Below is a photo of the damage along the path:
I know there is a popular notion that Louisville is "protecting by a dome". I hope this is just another example to disprove that there is no dome of protection of Louisville. We are just as vulnerable to tornadoes as anywhere in our area.
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