Promote Your Attorney Profile on Law.net - Get Found / Earn More!
Video Depicts Men Tackling Sexy Halloween Costumes
Video Depicts Men Tackling Sexy Halloween Costumes
Two DWI Arrests in One Day for Woman Dressed as Zombie
Two DWI Arrests in One Day for Woman Dressed as Zombie
Voting Discussed in Video Featuring Children Not Old Enough to Vote
Voting Discussed in Video Featuring Children Not Old Enough to Vote
Sex Offender Takes Children’s Pics on Pretense of Being Charity Worker
Sex Offender Takes Children’s Pics on Pretense of Being Charity Work...
Legal Job Listings

Tornadoes Strike Midwest States

A group of tornadoes struck the Midwest on Tuesday night that caused incredible damage and killed at least nine people. The tornadoes occurred in five states, with three deaths coming in Illinois and one in Missouri. The town hit hardest by the storms was Branson, Missouri, the entertainment capital of the state. At least 32 people were treated for injuries in the town of Branson. The states of Kansas, Nebraska, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri saw 15 confirmed tornadoes touchdown during the overnight hours, according to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.

One person was killed when a tornado struck a mobile home park in Buffalo, Missouri. That tornado also injured 13 people, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. In Harrisburg, Illinois, three people were killed by a tornado. The town sits 50 miles southwest from Evansville, Indiana. The tornado struck Harrisburg close to 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Sheriff officers are working from house to house in Branson searching for victims, which means the final death count could climb in that one town.

Mike Griffin, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said that a couple dozen injuries have already been reported and confirmed as a result of the storms. Griffin also told media outlets that storms caused damage to the city’s most famous theaters. Harveyville, Kansas, was struck by a tornado around 9 p.m. that was significantly strong.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“The town was taken out by about 40 percent of the buildings in the community,” Sharon Watson said. Watson is the director of public affairs for the Kansas Adjutant General’s Office.  “A significant amount of it has been destroyed a lot of homes damaged, a lot of buildings down including a church and an apartment complex.”

Authorities on the scene also told media outlets that one person who was trapped in the rubble of a building had to be extricated from the debris. That person was taken to a hospital and was listed in critical condition at last check.

“Just like a shotgun went off,” said one man from Harveyville.

Governor Sam Brownback from Kansas has declared a state of emergency because of the storms. The storms that rolled through Kansas tore down power lines across the state and closed highways because of downed trees. According to the National Weather Service, there were also tornadoes of smaller force that touched down in other areas of Kansas, close to the town of Hutchinson that did not leave as much damage and destruction in their paths.

Tornadoes Strike Midwest States by

Tagged: , , ,

Posted by on February 29, 2012. Filed under Breaking News,Home. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Litigation Paralegal (Commercial / Complex Business)
USA-FL-Tampa

Downtown Tampa law firm specializing in corporate bankruptcy, reorganization and complex business litigation, is seeking a litigation paralegal with 5 years minimum experience. A background in co...

Related Posts: