tornadoes

Severe Weather
4:32 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Harrisburg Tornado EF-4 and More Severe Weather on the Way

Area destroyed by tornado in downtown Harrisburg
Jennifer Fuller WSIU

Saline County Authorities Start Recovery Efforts

From WSIU-Radio

The recovery process is underway in Harrisburg following Wednesday morning's strong storms that resulted in major damage and loss of life.

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Weather
12:51 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

1:04 Storm Update

Ronda Gibson/WKMS

A flash flood warning remains in effect for much of the WKMS listening area through 3:45 this afternoon. A tornado watch is in effect for portions of northwest Tennessee through 5:30 this evening. In Illinois, just north of our broadcast area, Saline County experienced severe damage. Officials confirm six people were killed in the storms. In Kentucky, authorities say power lines are down in Ballard County with no reports of injuries. McCracken County officials say a mobile home was destroyed near Ogden Landing road.  Five people inside were injured, one seriously.

Weather
7:13 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Storm Update 8:30 a.m.

Storm Damage in Ballard County
Ronda Gibson WKMS

Storm damage this morning has been mostly contained to Ballard and Hopkins Counties in Western Kentucky.  Numerous buildings were damaged or destroyed as high winds and an unconfirmed tornado made its way through Kevil during the six o’clock hour. Ballard County Emergency Management Director Anita Bugg says there were no injuries or fatalities, however damage is extensive.

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