Indianapolis – Hurricane robust wide area hit the Midwest and southern United States on Friday, killing at least 27 people in three states and increase the number of victims to be at least 40 people a week of winter storms.
The storms destroyed homes, damaged a prison and overturn vehicles throughout the region, causing at least 13 people were killed in Indiana, 12 people were in Kentucky and two others in Ohio, officials said.
Altogether the storms that menghanatm several states of Ohio and Indiana to the south to Alabama.
“We have not seen the worst storm like that,” said Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in a statement, adding he would visit the southeastern states hit by the storm Sunday.
The possibility of hurricane-related deaths occurred in Henryville, Indiana, where television pictures showed houses shattered.
Maj. Chuck Adams of the police station in Clark County Indiana said no major damage to a school building in Henryville, but said: “All the kids out. No one was injured among them, only minor cuts and abrasions.”
An official Indiana the information 13 people died in Friday’s storm in the southeastern region emoat. A spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Health reported the death toll in the state’s 12 people, while Ohio officials say two people were killed in the area.
“The possibility of fatalities will increase,” in southwest Ohio, said Kathy Lehr, director of information at the Clermont area.
The victims in Ohio is a 54-year- old man and 64-year-old woman who was a city councilman in the city of Moscow, said Lehr.
Many homes in the area were destroyed, including several buildings razed to the ground. Hurricane warnings were issued throughout the day starting from the Midwest to the landmarks and schools and business centers closed before the storm after a series of hurricanes earlier this week that killed 13 people in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee.
When night falls and cold temperatures seemed to weaken as the storm moves eastwards, but the National Weather Service warned of a possible hurricane weather on Sunday morning. Several typhoons and hurricanes will probably hit an area that stretches from Ohio to Indiana and Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.
Severe storms this week raised concerns that the year 2012 would be a bad year the storms after 550 people died in the U.S. due to typhoons last year, the year the most deadly in nearly a century. The death toll from a typhoon that ever happened was April in Alabama and Mississippi, killing 364 people and of the cyclone in May in Jopin, Missouri man who killed 16i.
There were two deaths associated with hurricanes in Alabama earlier this year, Reuters reported.