Two Local Businesses Impacted By Friday Tornadoes

While Jackson County escaped much of the wrath of tornadoes in southern Indiana and central & southern Kentucky on Friday evening, two Crothersville businesses with locations in Henryville sustained damage in that Clark County town which was heavily damaged.
Tanner’s Market workers in Crothersville reported the roof on Adams IGA in Henryville, owned by David Tanner, was damaged allowing water to leak inside onto some grocery stock.
The building reportedly did not receive any structural damage but a new roof covering will be required, workers reported.
Adams Funeral Home in Henryville also sustained damaged. According to Mark Adams, hail that accompanied the tornado punched holes in the roof and siding of the funeral home. Winds blew out some windows in the structure on US 31 south in Henryville.
“A large oak tree was blown over that missed the building by just inches,” said Adams.
Two super cell thunderstorms tracked across southern Indiana from Pekin in southeastern Washington County to Chelsea in southwestern Jefferson County. Each produced a tornado that ranged of EF-2 to EF-4 in strength.
The tornadoes were responsible for 13 related deaths across southern Indiana including 5 in Washington County in Pekin, 4 in Saluda Township in Jefferson County, one each in Henryville and Lexington Township in Scott County, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
IDHS preliminarily reported that across the storms’ paths 19 homes were destroyed and 79 sustained damages. Fourteen businesses were destroyed and 16 sustained damages.
An Alberta Clipper on Sunday evening brought considerably colder temperatures, rains and some snow which hampered clean-up efforts.