Sunday, November 06, 2005

Tornado Kills 21

A tornado hit Henderson County, Kentucky and continued through Evansville, Indiana. Eight people were killed.
A tornado ripped across a wide swath of southern Indiana and part of northern Kentucky early Sunday, killing at least eight people, wrecking homes and knocking out power to thousands, authorities said.

Witnesses said the tornado touched down first near Henderson, Ky., and hopped across the Ohio River into Indiana at around 2 a.m.[...]

At the Ellis Park racetrack, between Evansville and Henderson, Ky., the Henderson County Sheriff's department said about half of the track's grandstands had been destroyed, along with horse barns and housing units.

Several people were injured at the track and a number of horses were killed, said Paul Kuerzi, the track's vice president and general manager.

Mike Roeder, a spokesman for utility company Vectren, said 25,000 homes were without power, mostly in Warrick County. There also were reports of natural gas leaks.
Probably the same storm that woke me up in the middle of the night.

Off to work. Back later. Edit at 3:46, it killed 21 people. It was the deadliest in Indiana since April 3, 1974. Edit at 11:34 PM, here is the newest article for you to read. My sympathies to all of those affected.

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