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Clark County

March 3, 2012

State releases emergency information update, including boil-water advisory

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — State of Indiana Response to Tornado Activity in Southeastern Indiana

As of Saturday evening

SITUATION SUMMARY

On Friday, tornadoes struck the southern part of the State of Indiana. Counties known to have sustained damage include:Clark, Jefferson, Posey, Ripley, Warrick, Washington and Wayne. Spencer County is also reported to have sustained minor damage.  The hardest hit counties are reported to be Jefferson, Scott, Ripley and Washington Counties.The full extent of damage sustained in these counties is still unknown. Damage assessments are beginning. It will be a few days before damage estimates can be quantified.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels spent much of today touring storm damaged communities in Southern Indiana.

The Indiana National Guard, State of Indiana, and Marion County have deployed teams to respond to the event. Federal officials are en route to the State EOC.

NEW INFORMATION

Henryville Water Supply:  Water has been partially restored to the town of Henryville. Residents are advised they are under a DO NOT CONSUME warning.

Disaster Mental Health Teams:  Three teams from Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions have been deployed to Washington, Clark and Ripley counties to provide assistance to those impacted by the storms.

Toll-Free Crisis Counseling Line:  The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has established a toll free hotline to provide mental health services for those affected by the storm:  1-866 679 4631. Individuals can receive counseling by phone or referrals for services.

 

Road Closures:

·         Ind. 160 East-bound (Clark Co) from West of Henryville at I-65

·         U.S. 31 from S.R. 356 (Scott Co.) to S.R. 403 (Clark Co)

·         U.S. 50 (Jennings Co) from U.S. 421 to North Vernon

For information on road closures, visit the Indiana Travel Conditions site, which can be found at http://indot.carsprogram.orgor by calling (800) 261-ROAD (7623)

New Shelter Opened:  A new Red Cross shelterhas been opened at:

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