Nineteen tornadoes hit the central United States. Dozens of people in the region have been killed by the natural disaster. The governor of the state of Kentucky fears that between 50 and 100 people have been killed.
Governor Andy Beshear has a press conference declared a state of emergency in his state. He told a local TV station he feared more than 50 people had died in the storm, but that number could also be “considerably higher”. “The messages are really heartbreaking,” Beshear said.
No casualties have yet been confirmed in the state. A candle factory in Mayfield, Ky. Partially collapsed due to the storm. More than 100 people are still trapped in the building. The governor says it is one of the worst severe weather events on record in Kentucky. The tornadoes raged continuously for more than 300 kilometers, which Beshear says has never happened before in his state.
– Jonathon Gregg (@JohnnyGregg) December 11, 2021
A tornado blew up the roof of a warehouse
At an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Ill., People were also killed after a tornado ripped off the building’s roof and part of the building collapsed. It is not yet known how many deaths are involved. There are also still people stuck in the warehouse.
Two people have died in the state of Arkansas. One of them died in a retirement home in the town of Monette. The other victim in Arkansas was a woman from Leachville. She died while in a store when a tornado hit the property and she couldn’t get out in time.
Several dozen emergency teams at the Amazon warehouse on Gateway Commerce Center Drive.
About a third of the warehouse is demolished and damaged either by direct winds or by a tornado.
– Jenna Rae (@journalismjenna) December 11, 2021
Severe weather warnings in several states
The US Weather Service had issued an advance tornado warning for central and eastern Arkansas, southeastern Missouri, northwestern Mississippi, western Tennessee, western Kentucky, southern Illinois, and southwest Indiana. More than 150,000 people are currently without electricity, authorities say, and many buildings are damaged.
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