Dozens Dead After 'Most Severe Tornado Event In Kentucky's History' | NPR

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Dozens of people in the Midwest are believed to be dead after severe weather that caused multiple tornadoes struck late Friday night and early Saturday morning, tearing through several states including Kentucky, Illinois and Arkansas.

As of Saturday morning, at least 70 people have died in Kentucky alone, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said, and the death toll is expected to rise. President Biden called the destruction “devastating.”

In Mayfield, Ky., a candle factory was hit, leading to multiple fatalities, Beshar said at a news conference earlier Saturday morning.

The devastation in the Mayfield area goes beyond the factory, and several surrounding counties are are pitching in with EMS help, as the main emergency services hub in the town itself was in the direct line of the storm, local officials said Saturday. The water tower was hit too, leaving the town without water.

Kentucky Emergency Management Director Michael Dossett said Friday night’s tornado event may surpass the 1974 Super Outbreak as the deadliest in the state’s history.

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  2. Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

    20 The anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. Jeremiah 23:19-20

  3. Deepest condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tornado it just blows my mind to see the devastation that happened for miles and miles and the amount of people killed May they’re lives never be forgotten and may they all Rest In Peace in the arms of the Lord and Savior 🙏🙏🙏

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  5. Weather As A Weapon. Do you know that in America there is a government for that has to be filled out when ever any company goes out and plays with the weather. I wonder is there one with this date on it … STRANGE ( ;

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