tornadoes

Commentary
7:15 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Tornado Threats and Warnings, From Louisville in '74 to Oklahoma City in '13

A tornado in Southern Indiana in 2012.
Credit Gary Cooper/National Weather Service

The devastation near Oklahoma City this week is the latest reminder of the tremendous damage tornadoes and other cataclysmic storms can inflict. The reminders are frequent. Last year, in our own region, we had the late-winter tornado in Henryville, which wiped out the town and united the region in relief efforts. Later in the year, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast. 

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Local News
3:09 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Communities in Indiana, Kentucky Commemorate Tornado Anniversary

Saturday marks one year from the day tornados raked across the Midwest and South, killing 40 across the country and nearly obliterating towns like Marysville and Henryville in Indiana and West Liberty, Kentucky.

Here's what I found when I arrived in Marysville right after the tornado:

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun September 2, 2012

Six Months After Deadly Tornadoes, Communities Mark Milestones

A bus thrown into a store in Henryville, IN after tornadoes ripped through the town on March 2, 2012.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Today marks six months from the day tornadoes tore through parts of Indiana and Kentucky, killing more than 30 and destroying buildings in their path. Churches in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio are marking the milestone.

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