Severe Weather: Three Confirmed Dead in Jefferson County, Indiana

by Rick Howlett on March 2, 2012

Information from the Associated Press

Indiana authorities say at least three people have been killed by tornadoes raking the southern portion of the state.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security Spokesman John Erickson confirms three deaths in Jefferson County, Ind. Another death was reported in hard-hit Henryville, but it was not immediately clear if it was storm-related.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher Shelly Jones says houses are missing near the unincorporated town of Chelsea, about 30 miles north of Louisville.

National Weather Service coordinator Bill Whitlock reports “extreme damage” in Henryville, a town of about 1,000 people just north of the Kentucky border. Destruction can be seen for miles, and a school district spokeswoman says heavy damage has been reported at Henryville High School.

Clark County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Chuck Adams says the nearby town of Marysville (in photo) is “completely gone.”

(Marysville photo posted on Twitter by Jacob Wycoff @4cast4you)

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