State-by-state glance of tornado deaths released

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Sunday, March 4, 2012

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) -- A string of violent storms demolished small towns in Indiana and cut off rural communities in Kentucky as an early season tornado outbreak killed more than 30 people. Below is a state-by-state look at the current death toll numbers.

Total deaths: 37

By state:
Alabama: 1
Georgia: 1
Indiana: 12
Kentucky: 20
Ohio: 3

Officials in Indiana have lowered the state's death toll from Friday's tornado outbreak to 12 people from the previous 14 and are now concentrating on cleanup work.

State police Sgt. Ray Poole said Sunday officials in southern Indiana's Scott County have told the state Department of Homeland Security that the county had one death rather than the three they first reported. Poole says he doesn't know the reasons for the confusion.

All the Indiana deaths happened in the southern part of the state near Louisville, Ky.

State police Sgt. Jerry Goodin in Henryville says officials believe they've accounted for all residents in the largely rural area and no one is missing. He says police are trying to keep most people away until electricity and natural gas lines are repaired.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)

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