Wednesday, August 10, 2022

More Than 50 Feared Dead In Kentucky’s Worst Ever Tornadoes

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BBC News:- The governor of the US state of Kentucky has warned that more than 50 people are thought to have been killed by tornadoes overnight.

Andy Beshear said the figure could rise to as many as 100 in what he called the worst tornadoes in the state’s history.

Dozens are feared dead inside a candle factory in the town of Mayfield.

At least five people died as tornadoes wreaked havoc in other states, including one in an Amazon warehouse in Illinois.

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Mr Beshear has declared a state of emergency in Kentucky.

More than 100 people were inside the Mayfield factory when the tornado hit, he said.

“We believe we’ll lose at least dozens of those individuals,” the governor added.

Police said the tornado caused “significant damage” across the western parts of the state. A train was derailed during extreme winds in Hopkins County, Sheriff Matt Sanderson told WKYT-TV.

He also described how two children were reported missing during a tornado but were then found in a bathtub that had been pulled outside by the force of the wind.

“There were two children in the Barnsley area that were missing and they were actually found in a bathtub not where the house was originally standing,” he said.

The Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville in southern Illinois was damaged during a tornado on Friday night, the authorities said.
It is not yet clear how many people were hurt by the roof collapse, but local emergency services have called it a “mass casualty incident” on Facebook.

Illinois police chief Mike Fillback said at least one person had died.

Sarah Bierman said her partner was still missing.

“I talked to him about 8 o’clock tonight, a little before I texted him, and he was returning to the warehouse to drop his van off. And I haven’t heard from him since,” she told the Reuters news agency.

“I decided to come down here to see what was going on. I had no idea the building looked that bad. And I’m just … I’m worried sick. I just want to know if he’s okay,” she added.

“My prayers are with the people of Edwardsville tonight, and I’ve reached out to the mayor to provide any needed state resources,” Illinois Governor JB Pritzker tweeted.
Amazon was assessing the situation and damage, a spokesperson said in a statement.

Tennessee state Emergency Management Agency spokesman Dean Flener said three people had been killed in the northwest of the state. No further details were given.

In north-eastern Arkansas, one person died, five were seriously injured and 20 people were trapped inside in a nursing home after it partly collapsed, local official Marvin Day said.

The trapped people were rescued but the building was “pretty much destroyed”, he added.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Remember the LORD in a distant Land !!
    “For a long time I have keep silent !
    I have been quiet and held myself back !
    Then the LORD awoke as from the sleep,as a man wakes from the stupor of wine.
    I , the LORD -With the first of them -And with the Last – I am He ”-Do you not know ? Who has done this ? Have you not heard ?
    Why do you say- O People ;and complain ,O nations !!
    I guide them with 🌈 Clouds by day 🌞 and 🔦 light from the 🔥 fire all night .
    But as they continue to sin against me,rebelling against the Most High –
    They (willfully and willingly ) put the God to test !

    They spoke against God , saying –
    Can God spread the Tornado in the desert ???
    When the LORD heard them ,he was very angry and his wrath 🌹 rose against them and distroy them into the wastlands 💩💩💩!!
    For that they did not believe in GOD or trust in his deliverence and grieved them into the wastlands ,my mouth was a passing breeze and put to death the sturdiest (among them ) .

    For that they did not believe in GOD or trust in my deliverence !
    Inspite all this they keep on sinning !!

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