HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities say at least eight people have been killed by tornadoes that ripped through a wide area of southern Indiana.
Spokesman Jet Quillen of the state Joint Information Center says three people died in Jefferson County and three were killed in Scott County as storms battered the state Friday. Another two were killed in Ripley County.
Quillen reports substantial damage in Henryville and Marysville in Clark County and New Pekin in Washington County.
The twisters tossed debris onto roadways across the area north of Louisville, Ky. The devastation has made it difficult for rescue workers and others to get to communities damaged by a line of powerful storms that wreaked havoc in several states.
Our own Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe says that additional tornadoes will occur through the night, some of which may be violent and long lived.