063  
NOUS43 KPAH 010025  
PNSPAH  
ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-  
100-107>112-114-011230-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH, KY  
725 PM CDT SAT JUN 30 2018  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 6/26/2018 MICROBURST WIND EVENT IN POSEY  
AND GIBSON COUNTIES IN INDIANA...  
 
EVENT: MICROBURST  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 25 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 2 MILES  
FATALITIES: ZERO  
INJURIES: ZERO  
 
START DATE: 06/28/2018  
START TIME: 10:04 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 1.6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GRIFFIN, IN  
 
END DATE: 06/28/2018  
END TIME: 10:37 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 7.5 MILES EAST OF FORT BRANCH, IN  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A LONG SWATH OF DAMAGING WINDS, AS MUCH AS TWO  
MILES WIDE IN PLACES, OCCURRED FROM NORTHWEST POSEY COUNTY THROUGH  
MUCH OF SOUTHERN GIBSON COUNTY. THE DAMAGE WAS MOST INTENSE AND  
FREQUENT IN AND NEAR FORT BRANCH, WHERE AT LEAST 10 HOMES  
SUSTAINED MAINLY MINOR DAMAGE WITH LOSS OF SHINGLES AND OTHER  
EXTERIOR COVERING. AT LEAST TWO BARNS WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED IN THE  
FORT BRANCH AREA. NUMEROUS SMALL SHEDS, SIGNS, ANOTHER STRUCTURES  
WERE DAMAGED, AND A SEMI TRUCK WAS BLOWN OVER ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF  
FORT BRANCH. SEVERAL CORN FIELDS WERE BLOWN DOWN, WITH THE STALKS  
BROKEN IN SOME AREAS IN BOTH POSEY AND GIBSON COUNTIES. HUNDREDS  
OF TREES WERE BROKEN OR UPROOTED, AND SEVERAL POWER LINES WERE  
BLOWN DOWN.  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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