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Small tornado struck southern Indiana town

ELIZABETH, Ind. – 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, Ky., office confirmed that an EF-O tornado touched down in the Harrison County town of Elizabeth about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Meteorologist Mike Callahan said the tornado packed winds up to 80 mph as it cut a half-mile track through the area.

Elizabeth resident Teresa Campbell told WLKY-TV (http://bit.ly/11fH2mI) the tornado heavily damaged a barn and old school house on her property and stripped shingles from her home.

Neighbor Matt Marion said the tornado “sounded like a big vacuum cleaner.”

Callahan said crews were also assessing reported tornado touchdowns near Salem in Washington County and the Orange County town of Prospect.

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