At least 50 people have been killed in a tornado outbreak in western Kentucky, according to Governor Andy Beshear.

The governor said that it’s going to be one of the most difficult evenings in Kentucky history. Beshear added that a candle business in Mayfield, where about 110 people were employed at the time of the storm, claimed “dozens” of lives.

Judge Marvin informed that a suspected tornado struck a nursing facility in Arkansas on Friday night, killing one person. The death toll was first reported as two, but later revised to one. At least five more people were seriously injured.

Despite a COVID-19 spike in Kentucky, Beshear stated the state’s hospitals were in good condition.

He added that late Friday night, a single tornado barreled over the area, destroying communities including Mayfield and Princeton. In western Kentucky, at least four tornadoes ripped through the sky at the same time.

181 National Guardsmen have been dispatched to assist with search and rescue and recovery efforts.

At a news conference at 4 a.m., Beshear remarked that they will get through this and rebuild it. He said that people can rely on them to be there for every step of the way since they are strong, resilient people.

An Amazon distribution warehouse in Edwardsville, southern Illinois, was damaged by an apparent tornado, according to authorities. At least two people have been confirmed dead, but the search and rescue activities are still underway, according to officials in the area.

The Chicago Tribune reported on Saturday that Edwardsville Police Chief Michael Fillback claimed that a number of employees were able to exit the building on their own.

Tornadoes struck Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri in a span of four states.

At least 30 people were killed by tornadoes in Kentucky alone during a similar outbreak in 1974, when hundreds of twisters swept through many states and caused the death of more than 30 people.

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At least 50 people have died as a result of tornadoes that tore across Kentucky.

Dossett said Saturday morning that rescue and search activities have been going on since before the wind stopped blowing.

At this point, Beshear has requested an emergency declaration from the federal government and has taken the necessary steps to get it.

The storms near Madisonville, Kentucky, caused a train wreck, although no one was hurt. According to Beshear, the freight train was transporting dangerous commodities, and he requested a federal emergency declaration in his letter.

Storms west of Kentucky started causing tornadoes in early evening hours.

Another two verified tornadoes were seen near Mayfield and Princeton, Kentucky, respectively, at about 9:30 and 10 p.m. local time on Sunday night.

Officials say at least two people have been confirmed dead, and search and rescue operations are underway, after a huge tornado ripped through the area of Illinois.