Midwest Tornado Kills at Least 22

11-6-05 - EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana authorities are sifting through a devastated mobile home park in Evansville to find people who might be trapped.

An early morning twister has killed at least 22 people, and authorities say the number is likely to grow.

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service says it appears a single, intense tornado touched down in northwestern Kentucky and then cut a 15- to 20-mile swath through Indiana's Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.

He says the tornado appears to have been an F-3 on the Fujita scale, with winds up to 206 miles-per-hour.

Rescuers have found a young girl alive in a ditch at a mobile home park in Indiana that was devastated by a tornado.

Dale Naylor is the assistant chief of the Knight Township Fire Department. He says rescuers found the girl under debris. She's conscious and talking to rescuers.

Naylor says finding the girl has made rescuers "ecstatic." As he put it: "We've been dealing with death all day."

The girl had remained in the ditch since the tornado hit the Eastbrook Mobile Home Park on the southeast side of Evansville early this morning.


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