Sunday was a day of devastation for residents of western Kentucky and Indiana. It was another nightmarish barbarism of nature. A tornado with winds exceeding 158 mph ripped a path of destruction across the states. It reduced homes to splinters and left entire blocks of buildings in rubble. The fierce wind killed 22 people injuring 200 others.
When the rescuers reached the spots the scenes were horrendous. As they reached the hard-hit Eastbrook Mobile Home Park shortly after 2 a.m., they found children wandering in the broken glass and debris, looking for their parents, as parents called out for missing children. One child was pulled alive from the debris after the storm hit. The child was surviving there for more than 12 hours. The searchers, disappointingly, were uncovering more bodies than survivors, at least 17 victims in the mobile home park alone. Five people were confirmed dead in neighboring Warrick County, east of Evansville , where the Ohio River city of Newburgh was hit.