NWS: Storm Damage from Straight-Line Winds; Tornado in Perry County

The National Weather Service in Louisville says the damage caused by Wednesday night’s storms to the southwest of Ireland was caused by straight-line winds.

NWS Louisville forecaster Kevin Dietsch says the service ruled out a tornado after seeing the damage.

A tornado with winds between 60 and 95 mph was reported to have touched down southwest of Troy in Perry County just before 8:30 pm central time. The National Weather Service says the twister traveled just under 5.2 miles and was 100 yards wide. The tornado lifted off the ground just to the north of Cannelton just before 8:40 pm central time.

Officials said most of the damage was several large trees being blown over by the storm along with some minor roof damage and some damage to small outbuildings. The twister also turned over a semi trailer at 10th and Watt Streets in Tell City and a few rides were blown sideways.