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National Weather Service Says 23 Tornadoes Touched Down Sunday
Updated November 19, 2013 6:51 AM | Filed under: Weather
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(UNDATED) - A preliminary count reveals at least 23 tornadoes touched down in Indiana on Sunday.

National Weather Service survey teams were deployed across the state Monday to evaluate the damage and learn more about the storms.

Teams will continue their inspections today. Meteorologist Mike Ryan says two EF-2 tornadoes touched down in the Kokomo area and another was confirmed in Lebanon.

An EF-1 tornado also touched down about seven miles north of Lebanon.

Tornadoes were also confirmed near Russiaville, Atlanta, southwestern Knox County, Washington and Bedford. Those tornadoes ranged in intensity from EF-0 to EF-2.

Hoosiers who sustained damage caused by severe weather on November 17 can report damage online.

A link to the form is also available on the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) website at in.gov/dhs. In the middle of the page under "Featured Topics," click on "Report Damage from Severe Weather - November 17″

Individuals will be asked to provide their name, address, phone number and type of damage the property sustained. Losses can include structural damage to homes and loss of personal property.

For questions, contact your county emergency management agency. Local agency's contact information is available at http://www.in.gov/dhs/2797.htm.

Individuals without Internet access are encouraged to contact a friend, family member or neighbor for assistance. Web access is also available at many libraries, religious institutions, community centers or other public facilities. If none of those options are available, individuals may also contact their county emergency management agency to report damage.

This is not an application for a grant with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Information will be used to help local emergency management agencies and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security perliminarily assess damage to determine if federal assistance can be pursued.



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