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    Tornadoes Wreak Havoc In the Ohio Valley

    By By Vickie Frantz, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    March 07, 2012, 3:14:47 AM EST

    Destructive storms tore through the Ohio Valley Friday producing numerous large and devastating tornadoes and carving a path of destruction that left dozens of people dead.

    There was a total of 107 tornado reports across 11 states on Friday. At least 39 people were killed by the massive tornado outbreak.


    The areas of Henryville and Marysville, Indiana were hit especially hard by tornadoes in the early afternoon hours on Friday.

    "Marysville is almost completely gone," Clark County Sheriff's Maj. Chuck Adams told WHAS-TV shortly after the tornado moved through the town.

    In Henryville, students were held at the local high school as the storm approached. A tornado damaged the school and buses were thrown into nearby businesses. Fortunately, everyone at the school has been accounted for and no injuries or deaths were reported.

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    A toddler, Angel, that was found alive in a farm field outside of Henryville has passed away due to brain injuries. Authorities reported that her entire family was killed in the tornado.

    Police have stated they do not need any help in Henryville. A state of emergency has been issued and people who approach the town will be turned away.


    In West Liberty, Kentucky; a 23-year old woman was pulled to safety by her father just as a tornado destroyed the second floor of the family home. Rescue crews were on their way to help storm victims in West Liberty. The downtown area is reported to be heavily damaged.

    A trailer was destroyed and a silo damaged in New Liberty.

    More than a dozen people were killed in Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Public Health has reported that at least 200 people have been injured.


    Kathy Lehr, Clermont County spokeswoman told the AP that a Moscow Village Council member was found dead in her home Friday.

    Damage to the Village of Moscow was extensive. Lehr reported that at least 60 homes were damaged and a state of emergency was issued for the area for the first time in 15 years.

    The roof of the local fire department collapsed.

    The true extent of the damage is being evaluated. The NWS planned to survey the damage in parts of the state on Saturday.

    Lehr confirmed that at least three people were killed and as many as eight others were injured.


    Madison and Limestone counties in Alabama are report to have sustained the most damage from Friday's tornadoes.

    A total of at least 40 homes were destroyed and as many as 150 homes sustained damage. One hundred homes in the two counties are reported to have suffered major damage.

    In Madison county, the NWS reported that a farm house was destroyed near the Buckhorn High School.

    Reports of injuries stood at seven as of Friday evening. The AP reported Saturday that there was one fatality in Alabama.


    Paulding County, Georgia was reported to have sustained major damage from the storms.

    The airport, two elementary schools and at least 40 homes were severely damaged.

    At the airport, 20 of 23 airplanes are reported to be destroyed and portions of the roofs of the hangars were blown off.

    Injuries from the Georgia were reported to be isolated and not severe. A man trapped under his home was rescued and treated for a broken leg.


    The counties of Jackson, Overton, Montgomery and Dickson counties in Tennessee are all reported to have sustained damage related to tornadoes.

    The Jackson county sheriff reported that four people were rescued from debris. There are reports of minor injuries to about 20 people. As of Saturday, at least 25-35 homes were reported to be damaged or destroyed.

    The NWS reported major damage to mobile homes and several houses in the area of Monroe. Monroe is southwest of Knoxville.

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    The towns of Murphy and Etowah were reported to have damage to buildings, homes and trees down according to the NWS.

    As of Saturday, no injuries or fatalities have been reported.

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