November 6, 2005

Indiana tornado kills at least 11

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A powerful tornado tore
through southern Indiana and parts of Kentucky early on Sunday,
killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 100,
according to emergency officials.

Four people were confirmed dead in Warrick County and seven
were reported killed in Vanderburgh and hospitals reported
taking in at least 160, said Newburgh assistant fire chief Chad

"We've had severe damage," Bennett said. "Homes were
totally devastated."

Bennett said the death toll could climb as rescue workers
pick through rubble.

The storm came through around 2 a.m. local time with little
warning. Alarm sirens sounded only about 10 minutes before the
tornado hit.

"Most people were asleep. They probably didn't hear the
sirens," Bennett said.