Tornadoes Kill At Least 14 Across Southern Indiana

By Salon Staff

Published March 3, 2012 3:36AM (EST)

HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana authorities say at least 14 people have been killed in violent storms that spawned tornadoes across a wide swath of southern Indiana.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Rod Russell said late Friday that four people had been killed in Washington County. He didn't have details about where they were or how they died.

Earlier, authorities said four people were killed in the Chelsea area, three people died in Scott County, two people were killed in nearby Ripley County and one person had died in hard-hit Henryville.

Officials warn the death toll could rise once search and rescue crews begin to comb through the town in daylight.

The powerful storms that stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes have killed at least 16 people in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Salon Staff

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