Kentucky tornado death toll passes 100

Kentucky tornado death toll passes 100

Kentucky tornado death toll passes 100

Written by Amani Nilar

13 Dec, 2021 | 12:50 pm

(News 1st); The tornado which first stuck Mayfield upon entering Kentucky in the US, left dozen dead and many more displaced in its wake.

Then, the tornado continued travelling Northeast through Benton, Princeton, Dawson Springs and Central city before retreating in Breckinridge county.

The tornado that ripped through the area, an EF3, had a continuous path of 86 miles and a consistent width of one mile across most of Morgan county, destroying most everything in its way.

The death toll from powerful tornadoes that devastated towns in Kentucky is likely to pass 100, the Governor said, as hope of finding survivors wanes.

International reports said that this was the most devastating tornado event in the State’s history, with at least 80 confirmed deaths.

Moreover, 14 deaths have been reported in four other states.

US President Job Biden has declared a major Federal Disaster in Kentucky and ordered Federal aid t0 be made available to the hardest hit areas.

Rescue workers sourced debris for survivors while teams distributed water and generators to the afflicted residents. More than 300 members of the National guard were going door to door and removing debris.

However, no one has been found since Saturday (11) morning.

The International reports further stated that the tornado had wrecked places all along its 227-mile (365km) path. Thousand of people had their homes destroyed though the exact number is still not clear.

Previously, the longest a tornado had travelled along the ground in the united States of America was a 219-miles in Missouri in March 1925 that claimed 695 lives. Such Major events outside of the spring and summer months are extremely rare.

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