- Sputnik International, 1920, 13.12.2021
Deadly Tornadoes in US
Devastating tornadoes and storms hit several US states demolishing homes, levelling buissnesses, and leaving dozens dead. Kentucky suffered the most - the death toll there could exceed 100, the governor said. US President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Kentucky.

Biden Calls Deadly Tornadoes 'Unimaginable Tragedy' as at Least 70 Confirmed Dead in Kentucky

© BRETT CARLSENGeneral view of the collapsed Mayfield Consumer Products (foreground) where workers were present when the tornado came through Friday night on 11 December 2021 in Mayfield, Kentucky.
General view of the collapsed Mayfield Consumer Products (foreground) where workers were present when the tornado came through Friday night on 11 December 2021 in Mayfield, Kentucky. - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.12.2021
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A wave of tornadoes hit central and southern US states on Friday and Saturday.
US President Joe Biden called the deadly tornadoes that swept across parts of the country an "unimaginable tragedy."
POTUS took to Twitter to say what it is being done to help the survivors and assess the damage.
Biden has also ordered federal resources to be allocated immediately to the worst-hit locations.
This comes after over 30 tornadoes were reported in at least five US states from Arkansas to Kentucky on Friday and Saturday.
In Kentucky, at least 70 people have died as a result of a wave of tornadoes, Governor Andy Beshear said. The roof of a candle factory collapsed in Mayfield, resulting in "mass casualties," he said. Earlier, he said his state had experienced "one of the toughest nights in Kentucky history." The governor added that a 7 p.m. curfew has been imposed across the state after the tornadoes and 189 National Guard personnel were deployed to the worst-hit areas.
The White House said that President Biden talked to the Kentucky Governor.
The storm also partially destroyed an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, leaving around 100 employees trapped inside. A local police spokesperson reportedly said there were "confirmed fatalities" at the warehouse but did not specify.

At least one person reportedly died when a tornado hit a nursing home in the Arkansas town of Monette, a county official said. Another person also died in the state, local media reports said.
According to PowerOutage.com, about 200,000 homes in Kentucky and Tennessee were left without power.
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