Tornado That Hit Ireland Classified As E2; Local Disaster Emergency Declared

Ireland (Local Sources) – The National Weather Service has assessed the damage incurred by the storms which moved through Dubois County during the late evening of February 28 and early morning hours of March 1. They have concluded the damage in the northwest portions of Dubois County was the result of an EF2 tornado with peak winds of 130 Mph.

Due to the considerable damage which resulted along with the related hazardous conditions which exist the Dubois County Commissioners have declared a local disaster emergency. A meeting will be conducted today involving County agencies who will be involved in the recovery and cleanup effort.

More information will be forthcoming regarding sites where designated storm debris materials can be dropped off for disposal. Citizens are urged to stay clear of the damage area so as not to impede the cleanup and recovery process.

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