Tornado Warnings raise alarms in Warren County

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Patrons and staff at the Warren Public Library shelter in the basement during a tornado warning Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency sirens were activated throughout Warren County Tuesday afternoon as a tornado warning was issued for the southern part of the county.

The majority of the state was under a tornado watch for hours.

Some people, heeding the advice issued via media reports, took shelter in basements and interior rooms.

At Warren Public Library, patrons and staff passed the time among the basement stacks.

The tornado warning pointed specifically to Grand Valley, Tidioute, and Sheffield.

When the warning expired, it was replaced by a flood advisory in the southern part of the county. According to the National Weather Service, minor flooding was possible in places with poor drainage.

There were no reports of significant weather events in the county, according to Public Safety Director Todd Lake.

According to various reports, a tornado reportedly touched down in Crawford County.