KENTUCKY. (THECOUNT) — Numerous tornadoes ripped through Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas and other states Friday night. The death toll could reach 100 and the count will likely go much higher.
One tornado is believed to have traveled 223 miles, ripping through county after county in Kentucky.
Governor Andy Beshear said, “We have deaths in multiple counties. This is one of the toughest nights in Kentucky’s history,” reports TMZ.
And, there was at least one death in Arkansas Friday night, when a tornado ravaged a nursing home, causing the building to collapse.
— Brandon Copic (@BrandonCopicWx) December 11, 2021
Prayers immediately for residents and family from Monette, AR. Massive tornado with destruction. Monette Arkansas Nursing Home took a direct hit with residents in it. #Monette #tornado pic.twitter.com/0Z2Onse9Ej
— Real Talk Maggie (@realtalkmaggie) December 11, 2021
And, there’s this … workers inside a Kentucky candle factory posted Facebook audio … showing the sheer terror of the weather event. The workers can be heard sobbing and begging for help … “Please y’all, give us some help. We are at the candle factory in Mayfield. Please, please. Y’all! Please send us some help. Somebody, please send us some help, we are trapped.”
She goes on … “The wall is stuck on me. Nobody can get to us, y’all, we can’t move.”
There are still tornado warnings and the aftermath left huge portions of various states without power.