INDIANAPOLIS — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a seventh tornado touched down in central Indiana during last month’s outbreak.
That seventh confirmed central Indiana tornado brings to 11 the number of tornadoes known to have swept Indiana during the Aug. 24 outbreak.
Four other tornadoes had previously been confirmed in northern Indiana.
The weather service confirmed Friday that an EF-0 tornado with estimated peak winds of 80 mph touched down on the north side of the Howard County community of Indian Heights, damaging homes and trees.
Indian Heights is just south of Kokomo, which was struck by an EF3 tornado with winds of up to 152 mph. Twenty people were injured when that storm hit the city about 40 miles north of Indianapolis during the Aug. 24 outbreak.