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STATEWIDE–The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Decatur County Wednesday night.

“The one tornado that we had Wednesday evening was three miles west of Millhousen. Winds were up to around 85 miles an hour. Fortunately, it was weak and brief,” said Randy Bowers, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

It was only on the ground for approximately two minutes.

“It was under a quarter-mile in length based on the information that we found. It didn’t have a chance to track across a significant length,” said Bowers.

A tornado warning was also issued for Jackson and Lawrence counties Wednesday. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado is sighted or indicated by weather radar.

“It got to the point where the rotation was a little bit stronger and it showed some other signs on radar that had us concerned, so went ahead and issued a tornado warning for Lawrence and Jackson counties. Fortunately, nothing really came of that. We didn’t have any reports of anything that was consistent with tornado damage,” said Bowers.

No one was killed or hurt during Wednesday’s severe weather, but several areas have reported storm damage.

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