DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Update: Indiana Department of Homeland Security confirms 3 dead after tornadoes hit southern Indiana
Tornadoes have left widespread damage in southern Indiana and a sheriff's official says at least one town of about 1,900 people is "completely gone."
National Weather Service coordinator Bill Whitlock there's "extreme damage" in the area of Henryville, a town of about 3,000 people just north of the Kentucky border. Destruction can be seen for miles and a school district spokeswoman says heavy damage has been reported at Henryville High school. Clark County Sheriff's Department Maj. Chuck Adams says the nearby town of Marysville is "completely gone."
Indiana Department of Homeland Security spokesman John Erickson says there are injuries but no immediate reports of fatalities. Officials say they've had difficulty confirming reports due to downed power and telephone lines.
Take cover now. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
Please report tornadoes, funnel clouds, strong winds or hail to the National Weather Service by calling toll free 877-633-6772 when you can do so safely.
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 9:00 p.m. Friday evening for southeastern Indiana and northeastern Kentucky and Southwestern ohio.
Forget the slippery roads and inches of snow on the ground, it's the perfect time to propose marriage. At least that is how Levi Minor felt Friday night.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.