Tornado touchdown in Borden, IN. (Source: Jeff Dangler)
HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Large tornadoes roared across south-central Indiana Friday afternoon, causing widespread damage and injuries, leveling Marysville, IN and much of Henryville, IN in northern Clark County. At least one person was killed in Henryville.
Widespread damage was also reported in the northern Clark County communities of Henryville, Memphis and Borden and the Washington County community of Pekin, IN.
The Jefferson County, IN coroner was called to investigate possibly two deaths in Chelsea. A four-year-old child was believed to be missing there. There were also reports of possible fatalities in Pekin.
A WAVE 3 News crew on the scene confirmed that Henryville Junior-Senior High School was destroyed. There were reports of people trapped inside the school complex. The tornadoes also damaged Borden High School also sustained damage.
The Jeffersonville Fire Department and other emergency agencies were sending search and rescue teams to Henryville.
Leslie Kavanaugh, head of the Clark County Emergency Management Agency, said crews are also responding to reports of damage at the Scott/Washington County line.
Meteorologist John Belski said this appeared to be a multiple vortex tornado, meaning there are tornadoes inside a larger tornado.
Stay with WAVE 3 on air, online and on your mobile device for more information on this developing weather situation as it becomes available.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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