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Landspout tornado touches down in Carroll County

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A landspout was spotted in Carroll County just after 6 p.m. Monday, bringing a tornado warning to the area.

The Carroll County Emergency Management Agency reported about a half-hour later that no injuries or damage had been immediately found from the tornado.

Indiana Storm Hunters on Twitter shared a photo of the landspout tornado near Flora.

Tornado near Flora, Indiana, on May 8, 2023. (Provided Photo/ Indiana Storm Hunters)

Aryn Coomer also shared photos of the tornado in southeastern Carroll County.

A landspout is a tornado formed as a surface circulation that extends to a cloud in a storm not typically considered to be severe.

Meanwhile, a traditional tornado is a rotating updraft that extends to the surface in a severe storm.

Landspouts are generally weak tornadoes in nature.

Monday’s tornado was the fifth in Indiana since Sunday, when four tornadoes hit Floyd County along the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky.