Underwood, IN – Southern Indiana experienced a significant weather event as a tornado touched down in the early hours of Saturday.
According to the National Weather Service in Louisville, preliminary survey results indicate that an EF-1 tornado, with maximum winds reaching 90 mph, struck Underwood in Clark County, near the Scott County border.
Local agencies, including the Clark County Emergency Management Agency and the Monroe Township Fire Department, reported substantial impacts, including downed trees, damaged power lines, and collapsed buildings. Additionally, a semi-truck was overturned in the storm, though fortunately, the driver was not injured.
This event marks the first confirmed tornado in Indiana for the year 2024. The Storm Prediction Center notes that Indiana typically averages only about one tornado in February annually, underscoring the rarity of this occurrence.