- 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.

Kentucky National Guard Calls Up 300 Troops to Help With Tornado Aftermath – Pentagon

© Sputnik / Artur GabdrakhmanovAftermath of powerful tornadoes that hit Kentucky, US
Aftermath of powerful tornadoes that hit Kentucky, US - Sputnik International, 1920, 13.12.2021
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Kentucky National Guard has called up over 300 personnel to tackle the aftermath of a devastating tornado that ripped through the state over the weekend leaving at least 64 people dead, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Monday.
"So far, the Kentucky National Guard has called more than 300 personnel to duty, including 81 in law enforcement, 80 in recovery support, and 44 in debris clearance," Kirby said during a press briefing.
Kirby added that at the moment the Defense Department is not anticipating additional personnel activations from other states with respect to this disaster.
Earlier in the day, US President Joe Biden said he intends to visit Kentucky on Wednesday to personally survey storm damage following the devastating tornado.
The Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory is seen in the aftermath of a tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, U.S. December 12, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Adrees Latif    - Sputnik International, 1920, 13.12.2021
Deadly Tornadoes in US
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Two tornado-related deaths have also been reported in the state of Arkansas, four in Tennessee and two in Missouri. In Illinois, six people died in a partial collapse of an Amazon warehouse in the city of Edwardsville.
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