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Tornadoes confirmed in 3 Indiana counties

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/AP) — Thursday’s storms have resulted in confirmed tornadoes in three Indiana counties.

The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado hit Brownstown in Jackson County on Thursday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

Survey teams also confirmed two weak tornadoes in Lake and Washington counties.

Both tornadoes Thursday were rated EF-0 and lasted two minutes or less. One with estimated peak winds of 80-85 mph hit the outskirts of Lowell in northwestern Indiana’s Lake County, traveling about 1½ miles. It says damage was limited almost entirely to trees, including a large one that fell on a home.

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The other tornado struck Washington County in the south with an estimated peak wind of 70 mph, causing sporadic damage to trees and a barn along a 3-mile path.

Storms also packing high winds and hail left thousands of power customers without service. Most had it restored by Friday.

The weather service recorded a 60 mph wind gust at Indianapolis International Airport.

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