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Tornado warning for Monroe County expires


People attending the School of Public and Environmental Affairs networking event in Franklin Hall sit and stand in the stairwell due to a tornado warning. The event was taking place in Presidents Hall, which is lined with large windows. Ty Vinson Buy Photos

A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for southwestern Monroe County expired at 8 p.m.

According to an IU Notify Bloomington alert, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 13 miles east of Bloomfield and 14 miles northwest of Bedford moving east at 20 mph.

Cody Kirkpatrick, an IU professor in the Earth and atmospheric sciences department, took to Twitter to say there is no risk of a tornado in Bloomington.

The IU Police Department tweeted that sirens have sounded again and that it may be a long evening.

Stefan Krajisnik

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