Over 80 people have been reportedly dead from five different States in the United States Friday and Saturday following roaring of about 30 tornadoes across the States.
In Kentucky, about 70 people are reportedly dead, and dozens in a candle factory. while six died in Amazon warehouse in Illinois where the workers were on the night shift processing orders ahead of Christmas.
President Joe Biden said that the experience is “one of the largest” storm outbreaks in history adding that “It’s a tragedy.”
The President raised the concern that the exact number of casualties could be more as officials are working to rescue residents. He said: “we still don’t know how many lives are lost and the full extent of the damage.”
According to reports Joe Biden has declared a disaster in Kentucky, the worst-affected state as search is ongoing for missing people.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said: “This event is the worst, most devastating, most deadly tornado event in Kentucky’s history.”
The western Kentucky town of Mayfield was reduced to “matchsticks,” According to it mayor.
The small town of 10,000 people was described as “ground zero” by officials, and appeared post-apocalyptic: city blocks leveled; historic homes and buildings beaten down to their slabs; tree trunks stripped of their branches; cars overturned in fields.
Rescue officials says they are desperately in search for more survivers in the affected areas.