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Tornadoes and severe weather affect Tri-State

Tornadoes and severe weather affect Tri-State

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl are moving through the Tri-State region today, causing severe weather. We’ll be reporting live all afternoon and evening.

7:08 p.m.: Emergency crews begin assessing damage in Mount Vernon, Indiana

6:20 p.m.: Safety tips for activities after a tornado

The National Weather Service offers tips on how to best behave after a tornado:

  • Continue listening to local news or NOAA Weather Radio.

  • Let your family and close friends know that you are safe.

  • After the threat has passed, check for damage. Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. If there are downed power lines, contact local authorities. Stay away from damaged buildings.

  • If you encounter injured people and have appropriate training, provide first aid to the victims until the rescue team arrives.

5:58 p.m.: Another tornado warning in Gibson County

5:53 p.m.: Train derails in Mount Vernon, Indiana

Courier & Press photographer MaCabe Brown sent this photo.

A train was derailed by a tornado in Mount Vernon, Indiana on Tuesday, July 9.A train was derailed by a tornado in Mount Vernon, Indiana on Tuesday, July 9.

A train was derailed by a tornado in Mount Vernon, Indiana on Tuesday, July 9.

5:45 p.m.: Black Township Fire Department reports damage

5:34 p.m.: Some roads to Mount Vernon closed

The intersection of Indiana 62 and Indiana 69 is closed at Mount Vernon, causing major traffic delays. Courier & Press photographers and reporters had to turn around and change routes at several intersections.

5:29 p.m.: Second tornado warning issued for Posey and Gibson counties

5:25 p.m.: Operation in Mount Vernon

There were reports of damage in Mount Vernon, but the overworked Posey County dispatch team did not have time to answer questions.

When the Courier & Press asked for information about possible injuries or serious damage, a dispatcher had to hang up as quickly as possible.

“Our town was hit by a tornado,” they said. “Not sure. Thanks.”

5:08 p.m.: Tornado warning for Gibson County, Indiana

From the National Weather Service:

“A confirmed tornado was located near Poseyville, 10 miles west of Fort Branch, moving north at 25 mph.”

4:44 p.m.: Video of the tornado in Posey County, Indiana

4:40 p.m.: Damage reports from Union County, Kentucky

A Kentucky Department of Transportation official said there were reports of downed trees near the intersection of Kentucky 130 and Kentucky 360.

4:35 p.m.: More than 200 people in western Kentucky without power

According to Kenergy’s power outage map, 208 homes were without power just minutes after a reported tornado ripped through the Morganfield and Uniontown areas. That number is rising quickly, meaning many more homes could actually be affected.

4:25 p.m.: Tornado confirmed in Posey County, Indiana

The National Weather Service reported at 4:25 p.m.:

“A large and extremely dangerous tornado has been detected over Mount Vernon, moving north at 25 miles per hour. Live video from the public shows a large tornado currently on the ground.”

4:13 p.m.: Funnel cloud in Vanderburgh County

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for northeast Vanderburgh County, northwest Warrick County and southeast Gibson County after a storm formed near Melody Hill and McCutchanville and moved north.

As of 4:15 p.m., no confirmed tornado impacts had been reported in the storm.

3:55 p.m.: Tornado reported in Union County, Kentucky

The National Weather Service reported a “large and extremely dangerous tornado” in Union County, Kentucky. It was located over Uniontown and moving north.

Evansville Weather Radar

This article originally appeared in the Evansville Courier & Press: UPDATES: Tornadoes and severe weather affect Tri-State