At Least 20 Killed After Multi-Vortex Tornado hits 3 States
HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) _ Violent weather has killed at least 20
people in three states. At least 14 people were killed after storms
ripped a wide swath of southern Indiana. Two small towns were wiped
out and officials fear more victims will be found in hard-hit
Henryville. The nearby town of Marysville was leveled. The
remaining casualties happened in Kentucky and Ohio.
FOX59– At least nine people are believed to be dead following a series of tornado producing storms in Southern Indiana. Six of those fatalities have been confirmed.
Officials have confirmed at least three fatalities in Jefferson County and three in Scott County. Four fatalities have also been reported in Ripley County and at least two in Clark County.
A multi-vortex tornado was reportedly spotted in Otisco, Ind., around 3:40 p.m.
According to the News and Tribune newspaper, Clark County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Chuck Adams “said the town of Marysville is ‘completely gone.’
According to HoosierWX.com, the storm destroyed portions of the Henryville High School. Several of the city’s public safety vehicles were also destroyed. At least 30 students were trapped for a time following the storm.
Major Adams said severe damage has been reported in Borden, Henyrville and Charleston. An officer’s home was also flattened along 160 between Henryville and Charleston.
It’s not known how many people have been injured. The death toll is expected to rise.
Initial reports indicate the multi-vortex tornado was most likely an EF-3 or higher tornado. The National Weather Service has been deployed to the area and will confirm the rating in the coming days.
This video was uploaded to YouTube Friday afternoon from Borden, IN. Borden is southwest of Henryville.