Nighttime, cool-season tornadoes focus of meeting

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The dangers of tornadoes that strike during the night and in cooler seasons will be the focus of a National Weather Service event marking the eighth anniversary of a deadly twister in southwestern Indiana.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports that Tuesday's public meeting will focus on the challenges and dangers of cool-season tornadoes such as the one that struck Vanderburgh and Warrick counties on Nov. 6, 2005.

The tornado hit at 2 a.m. and tore a 41-mile swath of damage through portions of Kentucky and southwestern Indiana. Two dozen people died. Most victims were in the Eastbrook Mobile Home Park near Evansville, which lacked a storm shelter.

The meeting will take place at the American Red Cross building in Evansville from 10 a.m. to noon.

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