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CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

3 March 2012
Can this be true? Baby from tornado hit area found alive 10 miles from home. I don't know if the baby was "launched" in a linear fashion and followed an arc down, or if she was spun around in circles for 10 miles and suddenly dropped.

"The child was in critical condition Saturday at a hospital in Louisville, Ky., and authorities were still trying to figure out how she ended up in the field, Richardson said."

What a tragic series of events with these storms yesterday. I understand there are now 37 reported dead.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SEVERE_WEATHER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-03-03-09-12-27

Bottom Line (talk|edits) said:

3 March 2012
Tornados do amazing things. One house can be completely leveled while the one next door doesn't even have a shingle missing. A television can be sucked out a window without a scratch with less than an inch of clearance all around. I was in a house that was damaged in "the night of the tornados" in Nashville in 1974. They really do sound like a train and the rain does go sideways.

Szptax (talk|edits) said:

3 March 2012
However she got there, she is fortunate. And I am sure her parents are grateful. I can only imagine how frantic they must have been. I hope she fully recovers.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

3 March 2012
I don't think the AP article mentioned the parents and that was the first thought that came to my mind...did the parents make it? Also, I wondered if maybe the family was out on a car trip in the area where the baby was found and the tornado hit them, and perhaps that explains the 10 miles from home finding.

If the tornado really carried the baby 10 miles, then I'm sure her injuries must have been pretty bad indeed, and I wish her the best of luck. Maybe the baby was in a crib or some other piece of furniture that protected her as she was in the air. It's a mystery, but as Bottom Line says, tornadoes do strange things.

Bottom Line (talk|edits) said:

4 March 2012
Now they're saying the mother and child's siblings and a man (not yet saying if he's the father) are deceased. Really sad.

Szptax (talk|edits) said:

4 March 2012
I saw that too - her parents, 3 yr old brother & 2 mo old sister were killed.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

4 March 2012
Now the AP has changed its story. The baby was found alive in a field near its home which makes a lot more sense. The child is in very critical condition.

Further news: "About 20 miles east, a twister demolished Henryville, Ind., the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder "Colonel" Harland Sanders..." I hate to see a fellow colonel's hometown destroyed. However, had I known he was born in Indiana, I would have never honored him with the moniker "Southern Colonel."

Szptax (talk|edits) said:

4 March 2012
Perhaps the baby isn't the child they first thought, which would mean that someone is still looking for their baby.

Solomon (talk|edits) said:

5 March 2012
The baby, whose parents and siblings died, subsequently died from severe brain injury.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

5 March 2012
Yes, I read that last night. Very sad. The MSNBC article I read last night said the entire family was picked up and carried 100 yards by the tornado. Where they ever got the 10 miles I don't know because the AP changed their story. I think we are talking about the same child.

Update: this is very confusing: Drudge is currently giving the following link from CBS Clevland dated March 3...and stating that the child was found alive 10 miles from home and later died. Well the child was still alive on the 3rd. People are updating these articles but not the dates, and still getting the facts wrong. Totally confusing. Maybe it is two babies and two stories but I don't think so.

http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2012/03/03/baby-girl-found-alone-in-field-10-miles-from-familys-home-after-tornado/

Whatever happened it's a tragedy.

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