Straight line winds, not tornado, cause of damage in Madison Co. Thursday

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ANDERSON, Ind. (June 20, 2014)—The National Weather Service has determined there was no tornado in Madison County during Thursday’s storms.

NWS said Madison County emergency management officials surveyed the area where a possible tornado was spotted and found a two-mile path with damage to trees just southeast of Anderson. Officials said the trees and limbs were pointing southeast, suggesting straight line wind damage.

Around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, authorities reported a possible tornado was spotted near Hoosier Park and several pictures of funnel clouds surfaced. However, the NWS said there is no evidence of rotation in the damage on the ground.

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