Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F2
-- Length 17.5 Miles
-- Width 150 Yards
State INDIANA
County/Area MARION
WFO IND
Report Source TRAINED SPOTTER
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2002-09-20 13:42:00.0 EST
Begin Location 2S SOUTHPORT
Begin Lat/Lon 39.63/-86.12
End Date 2002-09-20 14:03:00.0 EST
End Location 1NE OAKLANDON
End Lat/Lon 39.90/-85.93
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 97/0
Property Damage 40M
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative One of Indiana's longest tracking tornados formed along a squall line on the morning of September 20. The tornado touched down near Ellettsville in Monroe county and then remained on the ground for 112 miles before lifting in Blackford county. The tornado produced F3 damage at its strongest points. Nearly 100 single family homes were destroyed, along with several mobile homes. Some apartments were also destroyed. Many businesses and hundreds of homes received damage. Several counties were declared disaster areas.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 127 103.025M 125.00K
ELLETTSVILLE MONROE CO. IN 09/20/2002 12:59 EST Tornado F3 0 0 10.000M 20.00K
MARTINSVILLE MORGAN CO. IN 09/20/2002 13:05 EST Tornado F3 0 28 15.000M 30.00K
GREENWOOD JOHNSON CO. IN 09/20/2002 13:35 EST Tornado F3 0 0 25.000M 10.00K
SOUTHPORT MARION CO. IN 09/20/2002 13:42 EST Tornado F2 0 97 40.000M 0.00K
MC CORDSVILLE HANCOCK CO. IN 09/20/2002 14:03 EST Tornado F0 0 0 2.000M 20.00K
FISHERS HAMILTON CO. IN 09/20/2002 14:11 EST Tornado F0 0 0 25.00K 5.00K
PENDLETON MADISON CO. IN 09/20/2002 14:13 EST Tornado F2 0 2 8.000M 25.00K
MUNCIE DELAWARE CO. IN 09/20/2002 14:54 EST Tornado F2 0 0 3.000M 15.00K
Totals: 0 127 103.025M 125.00K