December 11, 2021 By TheNewYorkNews
There were at least 110 people working in the factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, when the storm hit, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said at a news conference Saturday morning.
“We believe we’ll lose at least dozens of those individuals,” the Democratic governor said during an early morning news conference, The Associated Press reported. It’s very hard, really tough, and we’re praying for each and every one of those families.”
At least 50 people died when tornadoes swept across five states overnight, causing a train to derail and destroying a candle factory in Western Kentucky, tearing the roof off an Amazon warehouse in Illinois and obliterating a nursing home in Arkansas. Officials warned the death toll may rise as daybreak reveals the extent of the damage.
Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses across seven states were also without power as the sun rose to reveal the path of destruction from the storms.