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Severe weather system brings tornado warnings to Evansville, Tri-State

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During a tornado warning, heavy wind and dark clouds circle near downtown Evansville.
Courtesy of Tommy Pecoraro, Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — NWS issued another tornado warning for Evansville, Boonville and Newburgh until 12:15 p.m.

Vectren reported 1,168 customers without power as of 12:14 p.m., according to the outage map.

The weather center issued a tornado warning in Webster County and upgraded the existing warning in Union County until 12:15 p.m.

11:45 a.m. — A new tornado warning has been issued for Henderson County until noon.

Henderson County School said students and staff are safe and schools have been undamaged throughout Thursday’s warnings.

Kenergy reported 2,893 customers without power in Western Kentucky as of 11:15 a.m. The company said they were unable to process payments at this time.

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Multiple reports of downed trees, power lines and utility poles have been reported in the Evansville area.

Dime-sized hail was reported on the West Side of Evansville, near University of Southern Indiana.

Vectren reports 411 customers without power as of 11:38 p.m., according to the outage map.

More: Possible tornado touchdown in Smith Mills

11:30 a.m. — A tornado warning has been issued for Vanderburgh, Henderson, Warrick and Posey counties until 11:45 a.m.

Vectren reports 381 customers without power as of 11:13 a.m, according to the outage map.

11 a.m. — Several downed wires have been reported in the Evansville-area.

Tornado warnings have been extended for Evansville until 11:15 a.m. and Morganfield, Kentucy until 11:30 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Gibson, Pike and Warrick counties until 11:30 a.m.

Vectren reports 88 total customers without power in the New Harmony, Downtown Evansville and Richland City areas as of 11 a.m.

10:50 a.m. — Elementary students at the Victory Theatre in Evansville are taking shelter for the storm, according to C&P photographer Denny Simmons.

The students were attending Young People’s Concert performed by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

They were sent to the basement and the auditorium.

EVSC said students will not be released from the venue to parents at this time.

10:45 a.m. — The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Vanderburgh, Posey and Henderson counties until 11:15 a.m.

Vectren is asking customers to text message “OUT” to 832212 or visit vectren.com to report outages.

28 Vectren customers near the New Harmony and Downtown Evansville areas are without power as of 10:45 a.m., according to the Vectren outage map.

10:33 p.m. — The National Weather Service said a tornado has been confirmed on the west side of Morganfield, Kentucky.

The weather center extended tornado warnings for areas near Morganfield and Uniontown, Kentucky until 11 a.m.

Thunderstorm warnings for Vanderburgh, Warrick and Gibson counties continue until 11 a.m.

10:05 a.m. — The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky, issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Vanderburgh, Warrick and Gibson counties until 10:30 a.m.

9:50 a.m. — The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky, issued a tornado warning for Posey County; Henderson and Union Counties in Kentucky and Gallatin County in Illinois.

The weather center confirmed a tornado near southwest McCracken County, Kentucky, near Paducah around 9:30 a.m.

The warning continues until 10 a.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for the Tri-State until 5 p.m.

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