In Tornadoes’ Aftermath, Relief and Cleanup Underway

People across Kentucky and southern Indiana have begun the process of cleanup and repair from Friday’s massive tornado outbreak that killed more than 30 people in the two states, injured scores of others and left widespread destruction. The Red Cross’s Vicki Eichstaedt has been helping coordinate relief efforts in the devastated community of Henryville, Indiana.… Continue reading In Tornadoes’ Aftermath, Relief and Cleanup Underway

Kentucky Tornado Death Toll Rises; Beshear Deploys National Guard

The death toll in Kentucky from Friday’s tornado outbreak is now at least twelve. Fatalities have been recorded in Menifee, Kenton, Laurel and Morgan counties and more than two hundred people have been injured statewide. Governor Steve Beshear has declared a statewide state of emergency, clearing the way for local officials to seek state disaster… Continue reading Kentucky Tornado Death Toll Rises; Beshear Deploys National Guard

At Least Eight Dead From Kentucky Tornadoes; Beshear Declares State of Emergency

Kentucky emergency management officials now say that at least eight people have died as a result of severe weather that tore across the commonwealth Friday afternoon. Buddy Rogers with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management told the Lexington Herald-Leader that four people were killed in Menifee County, three in Kenton County and one in Morgan… Continue reading At Least Eight Dead From Kentucky Tornadoes; Beshear Declares State of Emergency

Indiana Death Toll Rises; Daniels To Survey Damage Saturday

The death toll from Friday’s tornadoes that tore across southern Indiana is at least six,  according to various reports.    The state Department of Homeland Security says three of the fatalities occurred in Jefferson County, Indiana, with one recorded in hard-hit Henryville. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will visit the storm-ravaged area Saturday morning.   He issued this… Continue reading Indiana Death Toll Rises; Daniels To Survey Damage Saturday

Beshear Declares State of Emergency

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared a statewide state of emergency in response to Friday’s severe weather that caused damage in several counties. Beshear says a statewide declaration will give local officials immediate access to state resources for public safety and recovery efforts. The Kentucky Emergency Management Agency says the storms caused destruction in Pendleton,… Continue reading Beshear Declares State of Emergency

Severe Weather: Three Confirmed Dead in Jefferson County, Indiana

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… Continue reading Severe Weather: Three Confirmed Dead in Jefferson County, Indiana

Heavy Tornado Damage in Southern Indiana; System Continues Path Across Region

Damage reports are beginning to come in from this afternoon’s outbreak of tornadoes in the region. The heaviest damage appears to be in southern Indiana, where an official says the town of Marysville, in Clark County is “completely gone.’ There is also destruction reported in the Clark County community of Henryville. In Kentucky, Trimble County… Continue reading Heavy Tornado Damage in Southern Indiana; System Continues Path Across Region

Severe Weather: Heavy Damage in Southern Indiana

Severe weather continues to move through the Louisville area and the region this hour. The first damage reports are coming in from southern Indiana, where officials say the destruction is widespread. As the system moved across the area, numerous funnel clouds and tornado touchdown were reported in southern Indiana. Among the heaviest damaged areas are… Continue reading Severe Weather: Heavy Damage in Southern Indiana

Severe Weather Arrives In Region

Severe weather has begun moving through the Ohio Valley region, as tornado warnings or watches have been posted for counties in western and central Kentucky and southern Indiana. Several funnel clouds have been spotted in southern Indiana. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Forecasters say there’s a strong likelihood that severe thunderstorms… Continue reading Severe Weather Arrives In Region

Severe Weather Threat Prompts Closings

The threat of severe weather this afternoon in the Louisville area has prompted some closings and cancellations. Humana employees are being told to leave at 3pm. Catholic Schools in Jefferson County have dismissed early. There will be a staggered release of all Fort Knox personnel starting at 2pm. Those who live farthest from the base… Continue reading Severe Weather Threat Prompts Closings