A baby girl was found in a field in Indiana on Sat., March 3, after a tornado swept her from her home ten miles South in the town of Pekin. Police believe she was blown away by the storm that swept through the region on March 2, unleashing several twisters that caused 35 deaths and widespread damage.
The baby was originally brought to the nearby St. Vincent Salem Hospital, the hospital's spokeswoman Melissa Richardson told Yahoo News. She was later moved to the Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY, where she is in critical condition, according to Richardson.
The girl's name and her family's name have not yet been released. According to Kosair Children's Hospital spokesman Brian Rublein her family members are no with her at the hospital, reported the Huffington Post. Rublein would not provide any more details.
The baby girl was discovered 30 miles west of Marysville, a 1900-person town that has been described by Clark county Sheriff's Department Major Chuck Adam's as completely gone.
The twister approached just after the town's students were dismissed early following severe storm warning. Several school bus drivers saw the tornados approaching and returned to the school. According to NBC's today show, 11 children on a bus just barely made it into the school building before the bus was thrown into another building.
The tornado outbreak on Fri. left behind vast destruction across the region, destroying homes, knocking over trees and overturning cars.
We're not unfamiliar with Mother Nature's wrath here in Indiana but this is about as serious as I've seen in the years I've been in this job, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told USA Today.