Tornado strikes IN, KY

A tornado ripped through parts of Kentucky and Indiana early Sunday, killing at least 11 people and injuring 160, according to reports from emergency officials.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | November 6, 2005


A tornado ripped through parts of Kentucky and Indiana early Sunday, killing at least 11 people and injuring 160, according to reports from emergency officials.

Hardest-hit areas include Henderson County in Kentucky and the southern Indiana counties of Vanderburgh and Warrick.

As many as seven people were killed, and 80 injured, at the Eastbrook mobile home park in southeast Evansville, Indiana. At least 50 mobile homes were destroyed. Search-and-rescue continued there through Sunday morning.

The twister struck about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The National Weather Service issued warnings for the tornado - some up to 30 minutes in advance - but many residents were asleep and did not hear them. It first touched down near Henderson, Ken., then crossed the Ohio River into Indiana.

About 27,000 people were without power Sunday morning.


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