National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Near Breese

National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Near Breese

BREESE – The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF 1 tornado was responsible for damage along a nearly 17-mile path from north of Breese to the Greenville area early Thursday night.

Weather officials said the tornado first touched down a few miles north of Breese on Jamestown Road then continued northeast until it reached the southern outskirts of Greenville. 

Damage along the path included extensive damage to farm outbuildings, and machine sheds as well as minor damage to residences. No injuries were reported.

The weather service reported the estimated peak winds of the storm were 110 miles per hour and it was approximately 250 yards in maximum width. The storm was on the ground from approximately 5:57 to 6:16 Thursday evening.

The Weather Service has also confirmed an EF 2 tornado struck parts of Mt. Carmel and Wabash county Thursday evening, causing damage to buildings and uprooting several trees and snapping power poles.

The weather service said peak winds were estimated at 115 mph, and the tornado traveled a total of 26 miles, first touching down just southwest of Keensburg and lifting just west of Iona, Ind., traveling through Wabash, Gibson and Knox counties. No injuries or fatalities were reported.  

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