National Weather Service Has Issued a Tornado Warning for Ripley, IN; Franklin, IN

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Ripley, IN; Franklin, IN starting on 2019/03/14 11:55. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to take shelter during this event. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
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Map showing affected area for tornado warning
Map of affected area for tornado warning

Read the full alert from NWS

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Western Franklin County in southeastern Indiana
    Northern Ripley County in southeastern Indiana
  • Until 330 PM EDT.
  • At 254 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located 11 miles north of North Vernon, moving northeast at 60

    HAZARD Tornado.

    SOURCE Radar indicated rotation.

    IMPACT Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
    shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
    Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
    damage is likely.

  • Locations impacted include:
    Batesville, Oldenburg, Lake Santee, Blooming Grove, Metamora,
    Laurel, Napoleon, Millhousen, Andersonville, Huntersville, Hamburg,
    Ballstown, Interstate 74 at State Route 101, Peppertown and Buena

    This includes I-74 in Indiana between mile markers 145 and 156.