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Number rises to 37 and counting as Tornadoes leaves death and destruction from Kentucky to Georgia

As tornadoes raced across several states it decimated West Liberty, Kentucky; Henryville, Indiana; Harrisburg, Illinois while making its way to Madison County, Meridianville & Huntsville, Alabama; Ooltewah, Tennessee; Ohio; Harveyville, Kansas [20 miles SW of Topeka]; Buffalo, Branson & Stoddard County, Missouri; and Paulding County, Georgia. By the time the powerful storm system faded, 37 lives were lost.

The death toll included:
 Kentucky = 22
 Indiana = 10
 Ohio = 03
 Alabama = 01
 Georgia = 01

A 20 month-old girl was found alone in a field Friday night in Salem, about 20 miles west of Henryville. She is the lone survivor in her immediate family, which consisted of her parents and two siblings, ages 3 years and two months, respectively.
About 250 National Guard troops were deployed in Indiana, with 220 more dispatched to Morgan County, Kentucky according to state officials.

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March 4, 2012 - Posted by | Community News | , , , , , , , , ,

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