Severe weather hits Wabash Valley


Severe weather hit the Wabash Valley Thursday with tornado sightings in Knox County and widespread flooding reported throughout several communities. 

The National Weather Service reported a tornado sighting in Knox County, approximately six to seven miles southeast of Vincennes around noon Thursday.

John Streeter, Knox County EMA director, said no injuries were reported in the county. Strong winds and heavy rainfall hit the area throughout the morning and early afternoon. Streeter could not confirm the exact cause of damages reported throughout the county. 

A tornado warning was in effect for a short time, but the threat has since diminished and the warning has been canceled. Large hail and damaging winds remain likely in the Knox County area. Severe weather warnings remain in effect in the area.

A flood warning will remain in effect until 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Law enforcement says in Vincennes, South 6th Street Road at Bandmill Road and Beal Road is closed due to weather damage including downed lines. People must avoid the area. 

Daviess County and Vigo County dispatchers have received several calls of flooded roadways. Motororists who encounter flooded streets are urged to turn around and find an alternate route. Vigo County dispatchers noted that vehicles have even been reported stuck on 3rd Street due to flooding. 

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