HENRYVILLE, Ind. – At least 28 people were killed in the storms that hit several states in the western United States Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes region. Two small towns in Indiana have been devastated by tornadoes.
Authorities reported 14 deaths were in Indiana and 12 in Kentucky. In Indiana, Marysville was completely destroyed and the neighboring town of Henryville suffered extremely heavy damage. Both are some 2,000 inhabitants.
“Marysville has completely disappeared,” commented Captain Chuck Adams, the sheriff’s office of Clark County.
Aerial views filmed by television news helicopters over Henryville showed many damaged houses, some with the roof torn off, and surrounded by debris.
The transition of the stormy depression also affected states located much further south, including Alabama and Tennessee, where dozens of houses were damaged.
The new storm came two days after a first series of tornadoes that killed 13 people in the Midwest and Southeast United States.