Swath Of Tornadoes Tear Through Midwest Dozens of people have died after a series of tornadoes ripped through Midwest and southern states last night, with Kentucky being the hardest hit.
“Officials said that there were ‘confirmed fatalities’ after a roof collapsed at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, that three had died in Tennessee and at least one at an Arkansas nursing home,” The New York Times reported. “Kentucky’s governor said that at least 50 had been killed in a tornado’s path of over 200 miles, and that the state’s death toll was likely to increase to more than 70 in the coming hours.”
At least 30 tornadoes were reported throughout Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. The largest tornado that struck the region tore through more than 220 miles in Kentucky.