The National Weather Service in Indianapolis survey damage from storms Thursday evening and confirmed two EF-1 tornadoes in Shelby County. Click here for details, pictures, etc.
Public Information Statement National Weather Service Indianapolis IN 643 PM EDT Fri Jul 30 2021 ...NWS Damage Survey for 07/29/2021 Tornado Event ... .Tornado #1... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 90 mph Path Length /statute/: 2.50 miles Path Width /maximum/: 50 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 07/29/2021 Start Time: 07:58 PM EDT Start Location: 3 SE of Shelbyville Start Lat/Lon: 39.484/-85.7357 End Date: 07/29/2021 End Time: 08:04 PM EDT End Location: 2 W of Waldron End Lat/Lon: 39.455/-85.707 The first tornado of the day initially began as a funnel cloud over Shelbyville with roof damage to a building across the southeast part of town. This funnel cloud continued until it touched down northwest of a small subdivision off of CR 250 E. There it damaged numerous trees and damaged support beams on a porch. A masonry wall was also knocked down. The tornado continued to the southeast where it caused tree damage to a home on CR 350S. The most extensive tree damage would occur along CR 375E near 500S where two homes had widespread tree damage along with an antenna pole that was snapped. The tornado then lifted in a field to the southeast. The damage path was not always clear at all times, but it appears that the tornado was either on the ground or just off the ground through the duration. .Tornado #2... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 90 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.71 miles Path Width /maximum/: 50 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 07/29/2021 Start Time: 08:14 PM EDT Start Location: 2 S Waldron Start Lat/Lon: 39.4265/-85.6784 End Date: 07/29/2021 End Time: 08:15 PM EDT End Location: 2 S Waldron End Lat/Lon: 39.4168/-85.6744 This short lived tornado initially touched down near a river cabin and caused a narrow but intense swath of tree damage along CR 500E. The tornado then crossed the Flatrock River where it impacted the Van Pelt cemetery. Several grave stones were knocked over by the tornado with additional tree damage on the property. The tornado may have briefly lifted before touching down again in a field to the south. && EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories: EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph EF5...Violent...>200 mph NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS Storm Data.