0 67 Tornadoes Decimate Midwest, Extreme damage
LOUISVILLE, A spokesman for Kentucky's governor says that five people have died in severe weather in that state, bringing the death toll from Friday's storms around the country to at least 13 people.
Terry Sebastian, a spokesman for Gov. Steve Beshear, says the people were killed in two different counties as the state was raked by a tornado-spawning weather system.
At least eight people died Friday in Indiana where tornadoes pummeled small towns in the southern part of the state.
The band of powerful storms stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes is the second deadly tornado outbreak this week.
UNDATED - Indiana authorities say at least three people have been killed by tornadoes that struck the southern portion of the state.
Officials say houses are missing near the small town of Chelsea, Ky. And the National Weather Service says there has been "extreme damage" in Henryville, a town of about 1,000 people just north of the Kentucky border. A law enforcement official also says the town of Marysville is "completely gone."
Just to the east, in Kentucky, an apparent tornado flattened a volunteer fire station. Dozens of homes were damaged in Alabama and Tennessee.
The violent weather struck two days after storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.
In the Chattanooga, Tenn., area, at least 20 homes were badly damaged and six people were hospitalized after strong winds and hail lashed the area.