New storms rake South, Midwest

New storms caused at least one death and dozens of injuries in the South and Midwest on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | November 15, 2005


New storms caused at least one death and dozens of injuries in the South and Midwest on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Tornadoes skipped across multiple states, causing small but severe pockets of damage.

The town of Madisonville, Ken., sustained severe damage to at least part of the community. At least 22 people were injured there and one storm-related death was reported.

At least 13 people were injured in western Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon when a line of severe storms spawned tornadoes.

There were pockets of significant damage in both Henry and Weakley counties, according to local officials. The extent of residential damage was still being determined by Tuesday evening, but one report from the Henry County sheriff's office indicated numerous homes were damaged or destroyed. The county's emergency management personnel were forced to relocate after a tornado directly struck their headquarters. There were 13 injuries reported in the county.

In Weakley County, at least seven homes were destroyed or damaged. Another dozen homes were damaged in Gibson County. In Cunningham, just south of Clarksville, four mobile homes, a camper and two houses were destroyed.

The same line of storms cut across Indiana, compounding existing tornado damage in that state. At least seven homes were destroyed in southern Indiana, according to state emergency management reports.

Flood warnings were posted for portions of the Ohio River Valley, which was inundated with more than six inches of rain. Flooding in Henderson, Ken., and in Wolf Lake, Ill., forced scattered evacuations. Several homes and businesses flooded Tuesday afternoon and evening in Boonville, Ind., as well.


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