Tornados... Across 5 States

Possible many dead across 5 states.
Updated- Still counting.

Just one of many.

Update: Possibly more then 100 people in the Candle Factory, completely destroyed.

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Hopefully we don’t have less Members than yesterday.

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This is not a good selling point to move to Kentucky! or any other one of the states!

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Ya, no kidding! :open_mouth:

Says the guy living by a volcano

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If the snow melts, Run. :rofl:

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Anyone from wester va? Am working around Norton. Just came from KY last week to new job in western VA. Prayers for families touched and hit by this.

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I am in Western KY, very near the tornado’s path. The sportsman’s club I belong to maintains a state-owned shooting range which, as far as I can tell, was directly in its path, along with the town of Dawson Springs which suffered devastating damage. I know the town well, but from the videos I’ve seen, I can barely recognize it.

Even nearer is the site where a freight train was blown off its track. Some of the cars were blown as much as 75 yards up hill until they smashed into a line of houses.

The funnel passed near enough to us that I heard it clearly and felt the house shake, but sustained no damage.(We were hunkered down with all the critters in our safe space as it passed just south of us) Couple of big trees down nearby, and I’m finding random debris deposited on the property. The tornado itself was as much as a mile wide with a debris cloud of 3-1/2 miles wide and reaching 25,000 to 30,000 feet high. I knew we were in the clear when the chicken came back out and started calmly scratching and pecking.

We are right now gathering up whatever we can spare to take to the donation centers, along with our prayers.

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@David38 Glad you and yours are OK. Just curious was there any warning? :us:

Plenty. Our local TV weather people are really good; they’d been predicting the system for a week. Yesterday afternoon around 5pm they went wall-to-wall and tracked the tornado all the way from Arkansas. We watched the track as it came close, around 10:30pm, right up until we got in the “safe” spot.

So, yeah; tons of warning all along the path.

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:pray:t3:

Terrible news.

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So deeply Heartfelt to the people in the communities that were affected by this devasting tornado that hit along 5 states so unusual this strong late in the season.

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If you can help the people of Mayfield KY. Candle Co. that was destroyed donate to. https://www.mcpkentucky.com/ Or. Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund

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If you can they need our help. :us: See above.

The death toll from the devastating tornado outbreak stands at 88 across Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee, including at least 13 children.

Seventy-four people have been confirmed dead in Kentucky alone after a massive twister roared across the landscape for at least 200 miles. Bowling Green sustained some of the worst damage, with 15 fatalities confirmed so far. Eleven of those - including seven children - were reported on a single street.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has said the death toll will “undoubtedly” rise as more than 100 people remained unaccounted for in the central and south region as of midday Tuesday.

It comes as some of the thousands of Kentuckians who lost their homes in the storms are calling for the government to address a shortage of temporary housing across the state, with one lamenting: “We need places to go.”