NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down In Osgood

February 21, 2014
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A home on Finks Road in Osgood suffered damage from an EF-1 Tornado on Thursday.

A home on Finks Road in Osgood suffered damage from an EF-1 Tornado on Thursday.

The National Weather Service confirmed than a tornado touched down in Osgood Thursday night.

Meteorologist Ken Haydu conducted a storm survey Friday near Osgood that revealed an EF-1 tornado estimated at 90 mph touched down at Finks Road.

It forced a home off of its foundation while blowing out multiple windows and causing exterior damage.

Two people were inside the home when the storm occurred.

The homeowner and her granddaughter were home at the time of the storm. They both sought shelter in an interior room of the house, which could have been a life-saving decision.

“If you don’t have a basement, the bathroom as an interior room is the safest place to be,” said Ken Haydu, meteorologist-in-chief of the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington, Ohio.

“Ripley County now has a very clear example of getting in that interior room and saving yourself from injury.”

Luckily, no one was injured as a result of the storms on Thursday.

A barn on West C.R. 750 N in Osgood was damaged from wind speeds of 70 mph

A barn on West C.R. 750 N in Osgood was damaged from wind speeds of 70 mph

The twister lost momentum less than a mile up the road when it damaged a barn on C.R. 750 North and knocked down power lines. At that point, the tornado was categorized as an EF-0 with an estimated wind speed of 70 mph.

Responding agencies were Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department, Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and Ripley County EMA.

The high winds and rain attributed with the storm led many residents throughout Southeastern Indiana to seek shelter in their basement or interior room of their home. According to Haydu, ninety percent of tornadoes occur between noon and midnight.

When severe weather strikes the area, tune into Country 103.9 WRBI.

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