At least 70 dead after tornadoes in central US
Early this morning (Dutch time) several major hurricanes passed over part of the United States. There will be a total of 19 hurricanes. The result: massive destruction and many casualties. View the pictures below:
Kentucky Governor Andy Bashir declared a state of emergency in his state and asked Washington for help. He talks about the most devastating hurricane in his state.
President Joe Biden tweeted this afternoon that hurricanes have caused an unimaginable tragedy in the region. He promised to provide all necessary assistance.
Rainer van den Berg, a meteorologist at rain radar, talking about harsh weather conditions. “There has been a cyclone outbreak of 19. This happens often, but this is in the spring. Such an outbreak in December is exceptional.”
On average, December is the month with the fewest hurricanes, because there isn’t enough heat for brutal showers, van den Berg explains. “But tonight all the pieces of the puzzle of these harsh conditions fell into place.”
Hurricanes left a trail of devastation in Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri. Reports come from all of these cases of damage and people trapped in buildings.
Many buildings destroyed
It was previously announced that the roof of a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, had collapsed due to the storm. Local media reported that more than 100 people were present in the building, and they are believed to have died. 70 people are still missing. According to Bashir, it would be a “miracle” if someone was found there.
An unknown number of people were buried in an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, after a tornado tore through the roof of the building, causing part of the building to collapse. It is unknown how many people are still trapped in the warehouse. Here, too, there are fears for the lives of dozens of people.
Earlier today, the US Weather Service said 55 million Americans have been affected by the storms. Several photos of the damage are shared on social media:
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