Susie Stonner, spokeswoman for the State Emergency Management Agency, said one person was killed in Jasper County, one was killed in Barry County, and 12 were reported killed in Newton County near the border with Oklahoma, where seven people died.
“We are finding more unfortunately,” Stonner said. “There may be one or two more.”
Stonner said crews were combing the storm-struck area, searching for victims and assessing damage.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
AP: Crews combing fields looking for bodies, survivors
An AP article posted less than an hour ago says emergency management officials are searching fields for bodies and survivors after the tornadoes that tore through the area Saturday night: