At Least 80 People Died As Tornado Ripped Thorough Kentucky
More than 100 people are dead after a number of tornadoes ripped through the Midwest and the South late Friday night into Saturday morning. In Kentucky alone, the death toll is at least 80 and is expected to exceed 100 according to Governor Andy Beshear, which will make it the deadliest tornado in the state’s history. During a news conference yesterday, Beshear said 18 counties are reporting tornado-related damage and as of yesterday morning between 36,000 and 50,000 people were still without power. Several state parks across the state were open to house people that have lost their homes according to Beshear. 300 national guard troops are on duty across nine counties. President Biden also approved a disaster declaration on Saturday.