EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — On this day in 2005, many families’ lives were changed, and it was a day many in the Tri-State will never forget.
Fourteen years ago, a tornado hit parts of the Tri-State in the middle of the night.
It started in Henderson County, crossed the Ohio River into Ellis Park, into Vanderburgh County — ravaging what was then the Eastbrook Mobile Home Park, now Waterford Pointe.
The tornado then continued into Warrick County in Newburgh, Degonia Springs, and on into Spencer County.
A total of 25 people were killed — 20 alone in the mobile home park.
The tornado rapidly became a violent F3 tornado, with 200 mile-per-hour winds, leaving a 41-mile path of destruction within 45 minutes.
This was the deadliest tornado to strike Indiana since 1974, and at that time, the deadliest since 1999, nationwide.
(This story was originally published on November 6, 2019)