WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue November 8, 2005
Tornado Investigation Underway
Evansville, IN – There's an investigation underway to find out why Evansville's main police
and fire dispatch center radios failed to pick up a tornado alert Sunday
The National Weather Service alert came ten minutes before the twister
struck, killing 22 people and leaving scores injured.
The signals are supposed to be picked up by special radios that are sold
at electronic stores. The radios are triggered by a tone when weather watches
and warnings are issued.
The list of some 200 people feared missing from a mobile home park after
the tornado hit southern Indiana and western Kentucky have all been
Vanderburgh County Indiana, sheriff Brad Ellsworth says all those on the
list were accounted for by Monday night.
Monday crews began draining a pond next to a smashed mobile home
park in search of bodies. Four bodies were found there over the weekend and
Officials say nearly 600 homes in two Indiana communities were destroyed
or heavily damaged. Federal Emergency Management teams are in the area.