National Weather Service confirms tornado touchdown near Terre Haute

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Storms moved through central Indiana Thursday night and spawned a small tornado near Terre Haute.

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado Thursday night in that area.

According to the NWS, the first touchdown occurred around 8:15 pm EDT along East Curry Road near Hultz Road. That's about five miles south of Terre Haute

That tornado was observed by a storm spotter and caused damage to several trees. The tornado was rated an EF0 with winds around 80 mph. 

A second tornado from the same storm occurred ten minutes later in Riley, about five miles southeast of Terre Haute. That tornado was observed by Riley volunteer fireman in a field just west of their fire station. The second tornado destroyed a small shed and downed several tree limbs. This tornado was rated an EF0 with associated winds also around 80 mph.

The storm originated near Columbus, triggering a tornado warning for Bartholomew County earlier in the night.

Bartholomew County dispatch reported one tree down in Columbus from the storm.

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