The buildings affected by the tornado in the US state of Kentucky include the Graves County Courthouse and the adjoining jail.
News of the death of 50 people; Kentucky state governor declares emergency
At least 50 people are expected to be killed after a tornado in the US state of Kentucky. State Governor Andy Beshear has given this information. Beshear said, we know that more than 50 people have died because of the tornado.
He said most of the damage was done in Graves County, which includes the city of Mayfield. It has caused as much devastation in Mayfield as a tornado usually strikes any city.
The tornado came in the central area of America on Friday night. The Governor said that two tractor-trailers filled with water are going towards Mayfield, to ensure that people get drinking water. Beshear declared a state of emergency overnight, deploying the National Guard.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency here. He said that rescue teams are present in the area and relief and rescue work is going on.
Beshear said that we have a factory in Mayfield, whose roof has collapsed. This is a big event. Buildings affected by the tornado include the Graves County Courthouse and the adjoining jail. According to the US Census, Mayfield is a city of about 10,000 people.
2 people confirmed dead in nursing home
An Arkansas nursing home and an Amazon warehouse in southern Illinois have also been hit by the storm. Due to its effect, the death of 2 people has been confirmed in the nursing home. It has about 90 beds. At the same time, there are reports of many people getting injured due to the collapse of the roof of the Amazon warehouse.
According to reports of mass casualties , several emergency vehicles have arrived at the Amazon Center near Edwardsville, Illinois. The exact number of injured has not been revealed yet. The Emergency Management Agency described it as a “mass casualty incident” on Facebook.
5 injured, 20 trapped in Monet Manor area
Craighead County Justice Marvin Day said five others were injured and 20 trapped after a tornado struck the Monet Manor area of northern Arkansas. According to the information, rescue teams from Truman and police and fire brigade people from Jonesboro have reached the area for help.
weather likely to be severe
According to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center, at least 24 tornadoes were reported in the five states of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. Arkansas officials said at least two people died.
More severe weather is expected over the weekend, as the tornado will move east. The tornado could also move from northern Louisiana to southern Ohio early Saturday.
A tornado damaged a nursing home on Friday in Monet, northeastern Arkansas. One person died in this accident. At the same time, at least 20 people were also injured.
Weather Alert issued from Arkansas to Indiana
Apart from the tornado on Saturday, there is also a possibility of strong winds, due to which there may be hail. At the same time, 2.4 lakh people have been forced to live in darkness due to the tornado.
Weather alerts were issued from Arkansas to Indiana on Friday. However, the severity of the storm is expected to decrease.
Most of the eastern US will be affected by rain by Saturday evening. According to the Storm Prediction Center, strong thunderstorms can occur in the northern Gulf states from the Ohio and Tennessee valleys. Apart from this, there is a possibility of wind gusts, hail and another tornado.