Storm Death Toll At 37 In Five States [VIDEO]
State police in Indiana say they believe they’ve accounted for all residents in the largely rural area that was hit by a tornado outbreak Friday.
The state’s death toll has been lowered by to 12 and crews are now concentrating on cleanup work.
Three dozen people were killed in five states during Friday’s storms.
Kentucky sustained some of the worst damage. Twenty people were killed there. The National Weather Service says four tornadoes that hit Kentucky were the worst in the region in 24 years, with winds reaching 160 mph.
In Indiana, an EF-4 tornado with 175 mph winds it the town of Henryville. The weather service issued nearly 300 tornado warnings from Friday through early Saturday.
In Indiana, an EF-4 tornado with 175 mph winds hit the town of Henryville.
Authorities say a toddler found in an Indiana field following severe storms is the only survivor in her family. Her parents and two young siblings were killed. The details of the girl’s ordeal are unclear, but officials say she was found near her home, not 10 miles away as initially reported.
Relatives are with her at a Kentucky hospital, where she’s listed in critical condition.
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