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The remnants of Hurricane Beryl are moving through the Tri-State today and producing severe weather. We'll have live coverage throughout the afternoon and evening.

7:41 p.m.: 'Thank god': No injuries reported after tornado, fire chief says

As of Tuesday evening, it looked like no one in Mount Vernon was injured after a tornado rampaged across town, Black Township Fire Chief Jay Price said.

Speaking to reporters outside the Dollar Tree in a strip mall along Indiana 62, Price said his crews responded to numerous gas leaks and multiple reports of heavy damage. But each place they went, everyone was accounted for.

"Thank god," he said. "... No injuries were reported, as far as I know, anywhere in the county from this tornado or weather system."

Cleanup, though, will take awhile. A warehouse for Kenco Logistics sustained serious damage. Multiple structures at the Port of Indiana took some of the brunt, as well, including a grain bin that lost its roof. The Courier & Press' MaCabe Brown also reported that 14 families were displaced at a mobile home park.

Price was working a medical run on the west end of town when damage reports started rolling in.

"We had a little bit delayed response with it because our 911 center actually went down," he said. "So they were coming back up and notifying us that, hey, there were some issues on the east side of Mount Vernon. I think I was the first arriving unit."

Price said he and his crews fielded damage at a grocery store, gas leaks, and a strong hit at Consolidated Grain and Barge. The Courier & Press also spotted overturned train cars and multiple mangled utility poles.

7:08 p.m.: Crews start to assess damage in Mount Vernon, Indiana

6:20 p.m.: Safety tips for post-tornado activity

The National Weather Service has tips for best practices following a tornado:

  • Continue to listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio.
  • Let your family and close friends know you are safe.
  • After the threat has ended, check for damage. Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and "sturdy" shoes. Contact local authorities about downed power lines. Stay out of damaged buildings.
  • If you come across injured people and you are properly trained, provide first aid to victims until emergency response teams arrive.

5:58 p.m.: Another tornado warning in Gibson County

5:53 p.m.: Train derailed in Mount Vernon, Indiana

Courier & Press photographer MaCabe Brown sent in this image.

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5:45 p.m.: Black Township Fire Department reports damage

5:34 p.m.: Some roads to Mount Vernon closed

The intersection of Indiana 62 and Indiana 69 is closed at Mount Vernon, blocking a lot of traffic from getting through. Courier & Press photographers and reporters have been turned around and re-routed at several junctions.

5:29 p.m.: Second tornado warning issued for Posey, Gibson counties

5:25 p.m.: Dispatch in Mount Vernon

There have been reports of damage in Mount Vernon, but the swamped team at Posey County dispatch didn't have time to answer questions.

When the Courier & Press asked for information on potential injuries or heavy damage, a dispatcher had to get off the phone as quickly as possible.

"Tornado has hit our town," they said. "Not sure. Thank you."

5:08 p.m.: Tornado warning for Gibson County, Indiana

From the National Weather Service:

"A confirmed tornado was located near Poseyville, or 10 miles west of Fort Branch, moving north at 25 mph."

4:44 p.m.: Video of tornado in Posey County, Indiana

4:40 p.m.: Damage reports out of Union County, Kentucky

A Kentucky Department of Transportation official said there have been reports of trees down near the intersection of Kentucky 130 and Kentucky 360.

4:35 p.m.: More than 200 without power in Western Kentucky

According to Kenergy's power outage map, 208 households were without power a few minutes after a reported tornado tore through the Morganfield and Uniontown areas. That number has been climbing fast, meaning many more homes could actually be affected.

4:25 p.m.: Tornado confirmed in Posey County, Indiana

The National Weather Service at 4:25 p.m. reported:

"A confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado was located over Mount Vernon, moving north at 25 mph. Live video from the public shows a large tornado currently on the ground."

4:13 p.m.: Funnel cloud in Vanderburgh County

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for northeastern Vanderburgh County, northwestern Warrick County and southeastern Gibson County after a storm developed near Melody Hill and McCutchanville and moved to the north.

There was no confirmed tornado touchdown reported with the storm as of 4:15 p.m.

3:55 p.m.: Tornado reported in Union County, Kentucky

The National Weather Service reported a "large and extremely dangerous tornado" in Union County, Kentucky. It was located over Uniontown and moving north.

Evansville weather radar

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