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Akron, Indiana on Tuesday, photo courtesy Tyler Sebree ABC57

Akron, Indiana on Tuesday, photo courtesy Tyler Sebree ABC57

Akron Indiana on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Abby Lutz, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Abby Lutz, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Monday. Photo courtesy Kylie Walker, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Monday. Photo courtesy Kylie Walker, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Monday. Photo courtesy Kylie Walker, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Monday. Photo courtesy Kylie Walker, ABC57

Damage in Grant County. Photo courtesy of Master Trooper Joe Fisher (Indiana State Police)

Damage in Grant County. Photo courtesy of Master Trooper Joe Fisher (Indiana State Police)

Damage to a house in Macy, Indiana. Photo courtesy JoLynn Bruney, ABC57

Damage to a house in Macy, Indiana. Photo courtesy JoLynn Bruney, ABC57

Damage to a house in Macy, Indiana. Photo courtesy JoLynn Bruney, ABC57

Damage to a house in Macy, Indiana. Photo courtesy JoLynn Bruney, ABC57

The National Weather Service has released its preliminary report on the tornado that hit Miami and Fulton counties Monday evening.

The EF2 had winds that peaked at 135 miles per hour. The tornado formed just north of Macy and produced a tornado half a mile in width at its peak.

There was a satellite tornado that rotated around it, witnesses reported.

NWS says the satellite tornado destroyed a grain silo and barn.

The tornado touched down at 7:51 p.m. 1.4 miles north of Macy and ended at 8:18 p.m. 3.5 miles south southeast of Silver Lake.

The storm leveled a two story house scattering debris across CR 200W. It passed through a heavily wooded area and uprooted trees before crossing CR 100 W and destroying a single story home.

A machine shed was damaged and a pickup truck was picked up and tossed northeast of the house, the NWS said.

The tornado crossed Meridian Road and damaged two large farm properties.

It weakened as it crossed 1600 N and 100 E in Fulton county, then turned northeast just north of the Miami/Fulton county line.

As the tornado crossed CR 700 W, it re-intensified and crossed SR 15 and heavily damaged a hog confinement facility.

It then weakened as it headed eastward and lifted near CR 400 West.

The NWS says the tornado traveled 14 miles.

Photo courtesy National Weather Service



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