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Weather service: 2 tornadoes hit Henryville

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National Weather Service officials say two tornadoes hit a tiny southern Indiana town and that one packed 175 mph winds.

Weather service officials said Saturday that the first tornado that cut a swath of destruction through Henryville on Friday was on the ground for 52 miles and measured about 150 yards wide. That tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale that measures tornadic force.

A second, smaller tornado passed through the town north of Louisville, Ky., a short while later.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin says searches for the missing are slowing down as authorities receive fewer calls about missing people. He says authorities expect to begin shifting to cleanup mode on Sunday.

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