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National Weather Service upgrades Miami-Fulton tornado to EF3

Akron, Indiana on Tuesday, photo courtesy Tyler Sebree ABC57

Akron, Indiana on Tuesday, photo courtesy Tyler Sebree ABC57

Akron Indiana on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Abby Lutz, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Abby Lutz, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Monday. Photo courtesy Kylie Walker, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Monday. Photo courtesy Kylie Walker, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Monday. Photo courtesy Kylie Walker, ABC57

Akron Indiana on Monday. Photo courtesy Kylie Walker, ABC57

Damage in Grant County. Photo courtesy of Master Trooper Joe Fisher (Indiana State Police)

Damage in Grant County. Photo courtesy of Master Trooper Joe Fisher (Indiana State Police)

Damage to a house in Macy, Indiana. Photo courtesy JoLynn Bruney, ABC57

Damage to a house in Macy, Indiana. Photo courtesy JoLynn Bruney, ABC57

Damage to a house in Macy, Indiana. Photo courtesy JoLynn Bruney, ABC57

Damage to a house in Macy, Indiana. Photo courtesy JoLynn Bruney, ABC57


The National Weather Service updated its initial findings the tornado that struck in Miami and Fulton counties on May 27 was an EF3 with peak winds of 140 mph.

Previously the agency had rated the tornado an EF2 with winds peaking at 135 miles per hour.

The tornado touched down and traveled 14 miles from 1.4 miles north of Macy and ended 3.5 miles south southeast of Silver Lake.

In addition to the wind speed update, additional damage was noted, including the destruction of two high voltage transmission towers just off West Pleasant Hill Road.

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