NWS confirms EF1 tornado north of Brownstown

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis on Friday confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down Thursday afternoon north of Brownstown, officials said.

Duane Davis, Jackson County EMA director, said he spoke with the National Weather Service, who confirmed the tornado.

Davis said the tornado had winds of 90 miles per hour.

The tornado did damage to a farm owned by Mike Isaacs in the 4100 block of North County Road 25E.

It is locates just north of Brownstown and no injuries were reported.

The tornado damaged a pole barn and three gain bins.

Besides the damages at the Isaacs farm, there were several overturned irrigation systems, some downed trees and a television tower and some small grain bins, trashcans and shingles blown off of roofs into fields.

Schools in Jackson County delayed dismissal for students who ride the school bus as a precaution. Events at Crothersville Community Schools and one at Seymour Middle School were canceled, too.

Straight-line winds also knocked out power for thousands of Duke Energy customers Thursday. Power was still being restored to some on Friday.