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‘The deadliest storm’ kills more than 84 as it tore through Amazon warehouses in a 250-mile storm

The winter storm DID Atticus hit Arkansas, Illinois and Missouri, and caused a state of emergency to be declared in Kentucky with at least 84 deaths across five states.

Tornado damage followed winter storm Atticus from the Rockies to the Midwest, with at least 70 deaths in Kentucky alone, following severe weather.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has said that the state expects nearly 100 deaths after a tornado tore through communities, leveling buildings.

“We believe our death toll from this event will exceed 50 Kentuckians, probably close to 70 to 100 people lost their lives,” he said at a news conference.

Meanwhile, local ABC branch KAIT reported that two people were killed and five others injured in a “mass casualty” event at the Monette Manor nursing home after a tornado battered the area in Arkansas.

About 20 people were trapped at the 90-bed facility, according to the news station, as shocking photos showed debris covering the parking lot, causing extensive damage to the building.

Atticus, the first named winter storm of the season, has dumped heavy snow across Salt Lake City, north Colorado, Eastern Wyoming, southern South Dakota, Northwest Nebraska and is now entering the Plains and Upper Midwest.

Additionally, the storm could create destructive winds in parts of the Great Lakes, according to The Weather Channel.

Read our Tornado Path Tracker live blog for the latest updates…

  • What is a tornado warning?

    Unlike a tornado clock, a Tornado warning issued when inclement weather is taking place.

    When you receive a tornado warning, we recommend that you seek safe shelter and respond accordingly.

  • What is a tornado clock?

    A tornado warning is issued when there is a strong possibility of a tornado touching down.

    According to TUennessee State University Tornado safety guide.

  • Tornado death toll has not been determined yet

    At least 70 people have died in Kentucky, where Governor Beshear warned the death toll would likely exceed 100.

    Damage to a nursing home in Arkansas has left at least one person dead.

    In Missouri, at least two people died, and in Illinois, two people died after an Amazon warehouse was damaged by a tornado, trapping workers.

  • One of Tennessee’s ‘darkest days’

    Kentucky’s director of emergency management Michael Dossett said Friday was “one of the darkest days in the history of the state.”

    “This is going to be one of the most significant, largest-scale disasters that Kentucky has ever faced,” he said.

    Four tornadoes, one of which were more than 200 miles above ground after touching down, swept through the state, leaving nearly 60,000 Kentuckers without power.

    Among the most significant damage, an Amazon warehouse in western Illinois collapsed, trapping 100 workers inside and a nursing home in Arkansas killed one person.

  • Cleaning in progress at Amazon warehouse

    Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois are trapped inside after a tornado.

    According to reports, a possible tornado caused part of the roof of the building to collapse.

    Dozens of emergency crews were on the scene at the Amazon Warehouse on Gateway Commerce Center Drive after a tornado was confirmed to have hit Edwardsville.

    About “a third of the warehouses are destroyed and damaged by strong winds or tornadoes” Jenna Rae of KMOV wrote in a tweet.

    Teams clear debris from damaged Amazon warehouse in Illinois
    Teams clear debris from damaged Amazon warehouse in Illinois
  • What is an EF5 tornado?

    Tornadoes are measured in severity on a scale.

    EF5, or F5, is the strongest indication in that scale and it is rare.

    Before the EF5 arrived in the Midwest in December 2021, the last EF5 arrived in the US in May 2013.

    Cyclone EF5 reached wind speeds above 200 mph.

  • The President spoke to governors in the affected states

    According to the White House, President Joe Biden contacted Kenturcky Governor Andy Beshear following severe damage from the tornado.

    He also spoke with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.

    The president expressed “commitment to providing assistance as quickly as possible,” the White House said on Twitter.

  • President Biden sends condolences and support

    President Joe Biden acknowledged the impact of extreme weather on the Midwest.

    “Losing a loved one in a storm like this is an unimaginable tragedy,” he wrote.

    “We are working with Governors to make sure they have what they need as the search for survivors and damage assessment continues.”

  • Rescued woman recounts collapse

    Kyanna Parsons-Perez, who was rescued from the Mayfield candle factory, told NBC about the terrifying challenge.

    She said everyone was “getting under, covering up” and then suddenly her ears started ringing: “like, you know when you’re on a plane?”

    Then, she said, the lights go out “and then before you know it, it’s like the building shakes and collapses and we fall,” comparing the factory to a “house of cards.” “.

    She said that everyone inside the factory was “screaming and praying.”

    Parsons-Perez said she thought she was going to die.

  • How many tornadoes have been reported?

    More than 30 tornadoes were reported on December 10 in at least six states. with a 200-mile stretch from Arkansas to Kentucky hit by a long, violent stretch.

    ONE level five tornado swept through Kentucky, leading to a death toll that Governor Andy Beshear said could run into the hundreds.

  • Damage to Mayfield, Kentucky

    Mayfield is believed to have been hardest hit, as a tornado wiped out a candle factory on Friday night where about 110 people were trapped, as Governor Bershear added: “We’re on our side. believe we will lose at least dozens of such individuals.”

    Video from Mayfield shows what’s left of the factory: a giant field of debris, mostly twisted metal, several feet high.

    Other buildings attacked in Mayfield, a city of about 10,000 people, included the Graves County courthouse and the adjoining prison.

  • Video showing tornado scope

    In one video, the monstrous scale of the tornado that made landfall in the midwest becomes terrifyingly clear amid flashes of lightning.

    Videographer Brandon Copic shared this image of a tornado on a highway in Tennessee.

  • National Guard deployed in Kentucky

    Governor Beshear also revealed that he has activated the National Guard in the state, deploying more than 180 guards to the hardest-hit area of ​​the state, Western Kentucky.

  • Governor of Kentucky asks for assistance

    Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency early Saturday morning, after deadly tornadoes hit the state overnight.

    Governor Beshear also asked President Joe Biden for federal assistance.

  • Video tornado hits Amazon

    A video shows the tornado hitting an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, IL Friday night.

  • ‘A third’ of the warehouse collapsed

    A reporter said “several dozen emergency crews” were at the Amazon Warehouse on Gateway Commerce Center Drive in Illinois.

    About “a third of the warehouses are destroyed and damaged by strong winds or tornadoes” Jenna Rae of KMOV wrote in a tweet.

    She also noted that several people were trapped, and later it was reported that six people had died.

  • At least two people died in an Arkansas nursing home

    Local ABC branch KAIT said two people were killed and five others injured in a “mass casualty” event at the Monette Manor nursing home after the tornado moved through the Mississippi County area.

    About 20 people were initially trapped at the 90-bed facility, according to the news station.

    Debris covered the parking lot, with extensive damage visible to the building and its roof.

  • Damage hundreds of miles

    The tornado started in Arkansas around 9 p.m. EST Friday and in Kentucky at midnight EST.

  • Open a home in Kentucky

    Officials opened a shelter at Mayfield High School for those displaced after a tornado made landfall in Kentucky.

  • Six deaths confirmed at Amazon facility

    Edwardsville Fire Chief confirmed that six people were killed after one of the tornadoes hit an Amazon warehouse.

  • Tornado warning has expired

    The tornado warning, still in effect in some states, has now lapsed.

    The major storm has moved from the Rockies to the East Coast.

  • Pictures from the collapse of the nursing home

    About 20 people were initially trapped at the 90-bed facility, according to the news station.

    Debris covered the parking lot, with extensive damage visible to the building and its roof.

  • Remnants of the nursing home

    KATV’s Mills Hayes shared a video showing what’s left of the Monette Manor nursing home.

    At least two residents died from the tornado, and at least five people were injured.

  • Trucks rammed through states in Missouri

    One Twitter user shared a video of several trucks being thrown across the interstate in Missouri when a tornado hit the area on Friday.

  • When is America’s worst tornado?

    On March 18, 1925, the only tornado in the history of the United States occurred.

    Called the Tri-State Tornado of March 18, 1925, the tornado killed 695 people in three states.

    Eleven people were killed in Missouri, 613 in Illinois, and 71 in Indiana.

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