Devastating weekend storms ravaged Kentucky, causing extensive damage to factories, homes and neighborhoods. On Monday, new images emerged of the tornadoes as the state assessed the damage.
Through The New York TimesAt least 90 people were killed by the tornadoes Friday night, including 80 people in Kentucky alone.
- About 10 people also died in Illinois from the storms.
- Others are also believed to have lost their lives in Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri to the storms, according to News from heaven.
- “Nothing that was in the direct line of a (a) tornado is still standing,” he said.
- “We’re still hoping that we go ahead for some miracles to find more people,” he said, per BBC News.
President Joe Biden declared a major federal disaster in Kentucky on Sunday, saying the state will receive federal assistance to help the hardest hit areas of the state, which experienced its most devastating tornado event with these recent storms.
- “Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects. of the disaster”, according to the White House.
Stories emerged over the weekend about what happened during the storms. Social media has been filled with footage of the damage, taken by handheld cameras, drone footage and more. We’ve put together a few videos below that show you the extensive damage caused by the huge Kentucky storms.
CONFIRMED: Monette Manor, a nursing home in Monette, Arkansas, was directly hit by a very large tornado and collapsed with patients inside. Doctors/nurses ask for help. pic.twitter.com/g3HDyYy7bX
— Ellen Bacca (@ellenbacca) December 11, 2021
Close-up of Amazon’s damaged warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, just outside St. Louis, Missouri, where 50 to 100 workers are believed to be trapped right now after a possible tornado destroyed much of the building this evening. pic.twitter.com/GPRT3Uh5OD
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) December 11, 2021