Skip to comments.Tornadoes kill at least one in Clark County, IN; Marysville, much of Henryville destroyed
Posted on 03/02/2012 3:00:35 PM PST by digger48
HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) Large tornadoes roared across south-central Indiana Friday afternoon, causing widespread damage and injuries, leveling Marysville, IN and much of Henryville, IN in northern Clark County. At least one person was killed in Henryville.
Widespread damage was also reported in the northern Clark County communities of Henryville, Memphis and Borden and the Washington County community of Pekin, IN.
The Jefferson County, IN coroner was called to investigate possibly two deaths in Chelsea. A four-year-old child was believed to be missing there. There were also reports of possible fatalities in Pekin.
A WAVE 3 News crew on the scene confirmed that Henryville Junior-Senior High School was destroyed. There were reports of people trapped inside the school complex. The tornadoes also damaged Borden High School also sustained damage.
The Jeffersonville Fire Department and other emergency agencies were sending search and rescue teams to Henryville.
Leslie Kavanaugh, head of the Clark County Emergency Management Agency, said crews are also responding to reports of damage at the Scott/Washington County line.
Meteorologist John Belski said this appeared to be a multiple vortex tornado, meaning there are tornadoes inside a larger tornado.
Lost my Grandma in that one.
my brother has inlaws in this one they can’t reach
Henryville pretty much wiped out.
Sorry to hear that, Digger. Prayers for your brother’s inlaws.... may they be safe.
Prayers being said for your brother’s extended family members to be safe. Things can be replaced, family and friends cannot.
I wonder if we should reconsider our offer on a house just 8 miles SW of Henryville?
We received a copy of the appraisal about 4PM this afternoon.
Why would you do that?
Because it may currently be a pile of rubble?
This twister crossed our road about a mile away. Marysville post office and hardware still standing but all bldgs are damaged. many destroyed.
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