The town of Marysville, Indiana, is completely gone after tornadoes left widespread damage and swept across a great portion of the Midwest and South on Friday, leaving dozens dead across four states.
Clark County Sheriff's Department Maj. Chuck Adams told The Associated Press that the nearby town of Marysville is completely gone. Reuters reported that at least 28 people were killed in four states and that the death toll from the week of late winter storms is at least 41. Officials said that the tornadoes left at least 13 people dead in southern Indiana, 12 dead in Kentucky, two in Ohio and one in Alabama.
The states from Ohio and Indiana on southward to Alabama and Georgia were all battered, according to Reuters.
We are no match for Mother Nature at her worst, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said in a statement. He plans to visit the stricken part of the state on Saturday.
National Weather Service coordinator Bill Whitlocktold the media of extreme damage in the Henryville, Ind., a town of about 3,000 people, which lies north of the Kentucky border. Reports are that a possible storm-related death happened there. Homes and schools were destroyed.
Adams told Reuters that there was extensive damage to a school in Henryville.
All the children are out, he said. No injuries to any of them, just minor scrapes and abrasions.