Indiana’s Largest Tornado Outbreak Happened 26 Years Ago

One of The Worst Storms In History

The largest tornado to ever hit Indiana happened a little over a quarter of a century ago. Above is a video of one of the strongest tornadoes in the outbreak, an F4 with winds over 200 mph. There were a total of 37 tornadoes and five of them were F4’s. This is the record for the most tornadoes in a single day in one area. Twelve people died in the Midwest area affected, and over 300 homes were destroyed. It’s a miracle more people weren’t harmed when considering the number of homes completely destroyed. There has always been tornadoes every month in Indiana, and it seems there will continue to be. Considering some of our previous news announcements on the amount of evidence meteorologists are gathering that suggests tornadoes and the severe storms that create the situations necessary for them to form are on the rise it’s absolutely imperative that homeowners also own safe rooms, storm shelters, and/or underground bunkers. Some locations in tornado alley actually require their residents to have storm shelters.

June 1990 Lower Ohio Valley Tornado Outbreak

  • F0
  • F1
  • F2
  • F3
  • F4

Aftermath, and Indiana’s Response

The scope of the storm made it’s way all around Indiana and Southern Ohio. The pie chart on the left shows the number of each of the different levels of tornadoes that were in the entire storm. Indiana’s residents affected by the tornadoes had to build shelters and the state declared a state of emergency. If at least some of the residents had underground bunkers they could have lived there easily until support arrived. Our top of the line underground bunkers can be fashioned with all the amenities of a normal home.


Made of solid 12 gauge steel, this storm shelter is designed to withstand massive abuses from mother nature and criminal activity alike. The underground storm safes are able to withstand tornado force wind speeds when properly installed underground. There are two different types of underground storm safe entrances, a stairwell and a ladder. Each unit comes standard with a 36″ standard security door with a three-point security latch system, and a key-lockable deadbolt. Sheltered air vents allow air in and will keep debris out.

Elephant Safe Room® Shelters are designed and manufactured in the USA at our factory in North Carolina. We service the Southeast directly, and provide Nationwide coverage with Freight-on-Board (FOB) determined at the time of your order.