Outbreak of deadly tornadoes tear through U.S.
A car lies overturned in the parking lot of the Henryville school after a tornado ripped through Henryville, Indiana.
March 2nd, 2012
08:36 PM ET

Outbreak of deadly tornadoes tear through U.S.

A powerful storm system rolled across the U.S. Friday causing at slew of tornadoes from Alabama to Indiana. The deadly tornadoes left a devastating path of destruction behind. This is something you'll have to see to believe.

‘Take it away from us’

A woman near West Liberty, Kentucky can be heard praying on camera as a huge funnel cloud forms over her house. “Take it away from us, lord,” she says in a petrified voice. See this terrifying rotating cloud take shape directly overhead.

'This was time to take shelter'

A WDRB reporter and photographer got caught in the storm as they headed out to cover the severe weather in Indiana. They filmed a tornado as it passed just feet away from them. Watch to learn what simple decision that the team made may have saved their lives.

‘It’s heartbreaking’

Indiana was among the hardest-hit states. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels surveyed the damage in Henryville, Indiana this morning and told CNN that “this is about as serious as we’ve seen in the years that I’ve been in this job.” See what he plans to do about it.

Well built homes 'wiped' to the ground

Officials say severe weather in Tennessee is responsible for the critical injuries of at least eight people. Ooltewah, Tennessee, suffered tremendous damage. This video captures the heartbreak as tornado survivors try and pick up the pieces from what's left of their homes.

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  1. ma & pa

    Ours and everyones childs, be safe.

    March 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I am glad my friends here are all right.
    Be well, all.

    Tornados and birth control has nothing to do with God, nor does being gay.

    March 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Hello banasy
      Where's everyone hiding tonight ?

      March 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Portland tony

    Outside of wishing those who lost so much God speed in rebuilding their lives, there is not much in the way of of intelligent comment to be made concerning the latest weather related disaster.

    March 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Wow i realize i havent posted in several days, so i may have missed alot but...WTH does sodomy, HIV, 0bama, birth control, or being gay have to do with tornados??? Theres some sick minds feeding off others misery for their own agenda, shame on them!!!

    March 4, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Absolutely nothing at all, chrissy; obsessed peopele will insert those tpoics into every convo because they are too hidebound in their beliefs.
      And I'm not talking cattle when I say 'hidebound', either.

      March 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. **cosmicVox *

    Yeah, that's not very nice is it? Kinda ugly in fact.

    March 4, 2012 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. the Prophet

    These are signs that Armageddon is approaching, yellow stone will erupt this coming summer August 21, 2012 but fist the earth will be hit by a massive sun flair burst of energy, thence stretching and pooling our atmosphere causing our tectonic plates to be rattled massively at its core, contributing to the release of massive amounts of gas and energy stored within the earth core.

    March 4, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      How goes it Prophet ? Been missing your predictions.

      March 4, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. The Prophet

    how are u benasy

    March 4, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I am well, Prophet.
      I hope you are doing well, also.

      March 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. lamb chop


    March 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    hey bobcat, hows life in the semi retired stage? Hope you and your family are well.

    March 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    Hello all.
    I've been to–got that spelling from a Big Easy T-shirt–busy to spend much time here since the tornadoes opened their season.
    I'm worried about our close friends who live in NC where there were devastating storms recently in an adjoining county. When I called to find out whether they had electricity or not, I woke them up and they knew nothing about it. They admit to using some kind of fancy moonshine.
    I hope that all of you are well, safe, and careful.

    March 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, JIF.
      You are an little angle to worry about your friends.
      Got that from a t-shirt, to.

      March 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ mia anglela banasy:
    Yeah...well, maybe those were not truly devastating storms that night in NC, just plenty destructive with power outages.
    I play the piano dramatically, so I perhaps wrote it to dramatically from the destructive angel.

    March 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Mom amie JIF:
      Let us please go back to proper English; I think it goes against our grain to write otherwise....!
      I don't need a t-shirt to tell me *that*!

      March 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Of course I meant mon ami.

      March 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    lmao @ banasy, cattle may be a more apt analogy than you think! At least for half of the kool aid clan, dont cattle just do what they are prodded to do?

    March 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ah, but do cattle brainwas as easily, chrissy?

      March 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Who knows banasy, ive not been one to follow the cattle way of life! Lmao! I much prefer my indomitable nature. 🙂

    March 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ banasy:
    I agree: let us speak English, and let them eat...whatever it is that they eat.
    On my coffee table in Manhattan is a book by Henry James, whose style has always refreshed my ear for our language.
    A woman's raucous Coc-
    kney accent in English alternating with her absolutely pure Tuscan Italian is one of my strongest memories of Ravello.

    March 5, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
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