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01/31/2013

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...

 

...EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Harrison County Indiana and Jefferson County, Kentucky...

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 Elizabeth, Indiana 
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:

Harrison County, Indiana

 

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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Jeffersonville is the town with a dome of protection.

What is the "dome of protection" the article was referring to?

jim, there is a folklore in Louisville that says Louisville has a dome of protection. That folklore is dangerous.

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