Powerful storms kill at least 14 in Ind., Ky., Ohio

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

10 p.m.
HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities in Indiana say at least nine people have been killed in violent storms that spawned tornadoes across a wide swath of southern Indiana.

Indiana State Police Master Trooper Rick Stockdale says four people were killed in the Chelsea area in Jefferson County. Stockdale says a man, woman and their 4-year-old grandchild died in one house, and another man was killed in his home a short distance away.

Earlier Friday, authorities at the state's Joint Information Center said three people were killed in Scott County. State police also said two people also were killed in nearby Ripley County.

The powerful storms that stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes have killed at least 15 people in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

9:39 p.m.
HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Death toll from storms rises to 9 in Indiana as police confirm 4th death in Jefferson Co.

9:19 p.m.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Authorities say one person has died in storms in southwest Ohio, where National Weather Service reports say at least five possible tornados touched down.

A county communications director, Kathy Lehr, said Friday the victim was a man in his 50s from the Bethel area, about 35 miles southeast of Cincinnati. She said five to eight people have been injured. She did not know how severe the injuries were.

The National Weather Service said five possible tornados were spotted, including one near Bethel, as a storms tore across several Ohio counties as part of a system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.

Lehr said the village of Moscow was especially hard hit. Some homes were destroyed and roads closed. County commissioners called a state of emergency.

8:53 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A spokesman for Kentucky's governor says that five people have died in severe weather in that state, bringing the death toll from Friday's storms around the country to at least 13 people.

Terry Sebastian, a spokesman for Gov. Steve Beshear, says the people were killed in two different counties as the state was raked by a tornado-spawning weather system.

At least eight people died Friday in Indiana where tornadoes pummeled small towns in the southern part of the state.

The band of powerful storms stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes is the second deadly tornado outbreak this week.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)


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