Major storm system leaves at least 30 dead in the South and Midwest

Five people are also dead in Owen and Sullivan counties in Indiana, according to officials. A couple, identified as Brett Kincaid, 53, and Wendy Kincaid, 47, were found dead in the campground at McCormick’s Creek State Park following the severe storms in Owen County.

At least three tornadoes were confirmed to have hit the state by the National Weather Service field office in Northern Indiana, one of which was an EF-2 tornado in Allen County.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order on Saturday declaring Sullivan and Johnson counties in a state of emergency.

At least 12 tornadoes were confirmed in Illinois by the National Weather Service field office in Chicago, including an EF-1 tornado that hit Boone County, killing a 50-year-old man and injuring 48 others when the roof collapsed during a concert at the Apollo Theatre.

A damaged home in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1, 2023.
A damaged home in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1, 2023.Peter Zay / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Five of those injured at the concert remain in critical condition, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in a news conference on Sunday.

Pritzker said the concert goers were told to seek shelter but events unfolded really quickly. A disaster proclamation was signed for the county, he added.

A total of four people were reported dead in Illinois, including in Crawford County, where three died in a residential structural collapse, according to officials.

In Delaware, a tornado is suspected to have struck Sussex County on Saturday evening, killing one person, according to Chip Guy, the county’s communications director.

An EF-1 tornado was also reported to have moved through Marion and Winston counties in Alabama, according to a preliminary rating from the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

One person was reported dead and four others injured in Pontotoc County in Mississippi as a result of severe weather, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said in a statement.

“Statewide there are reports of homes damaged, trees down, and power outages due to high winds,” the agency said. “Initial damage assessments are underway.”

Courtney Brogle, Elizabeth Maline, Austin Mullen, Ava Kelley and Dennis Romero contributed.





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