NEW YORK: More than 70 people died and a large number become homeless after a strong tornado hit the US states. Tornado watches and warnings were posted in nine states from Texas to the Great Lakes, while electricity is out in many areas.
According to details, a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, collapsed with 110 people inside. Only 40 people had been rescued from the rubble as of Saturday afternoon, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said.
Deaths were reported in other states as well. In Edwardsville, Illinois six people died where the rooftop of an Amazon warehouse collapsed during the storm. The workers at a National Weather Service office had to take shelter as a tornado passed near their office in Weldon Spring, Missouri, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of St. Louis. One person died and two others were injured in building collapses near the towns of Defiance and New Melle, both just a few miles from the weather service office.
President Biden signed an emergency declaration for Kentucky, allowing FEMA and other federal agencies to coordinate disaster relief efforts in the state. “Whatever is needed, the federal government is going to find a way to supply it,” Mr. Biden said Saturday at a press conference. TF Report