Monday, November 28, 2022

Scenes from the aftermath of deadly tornadoes

Scenes from the aftermath of deadly tornadoes

Tornadoes swept through six states on Friday and Saturday, leaving traces of devastation in the Midwest and South, killing at least 70 people.

On Saturday, teams began excavating and recycling the wreckage, including a candle factory in Kentucky, a nursing home in Arkansas and an Amazon warehouse in Illinois.

Below are excerpts from Saturday’s devastation:

A woman walks past the wreckage of a candle factory as emergency workers sweep the rubble.

Other buildings in Mayfield have also been reduced to rubble, where the city center has become a maze of broken power lines, hanging tree branches and scattered ruins.

Ill., Half of the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville was “lost, lost,” the fire captain said. A building of about 400,000 square feet collapsed after a tornado on Friday night, killing at least six people.

Irene Noltner and Jodi O’Neill comforted each other in front of The Lighthouse, a dilapidated women’s and children’s shelter in downtown Mayfield.

At least one person was killed and several others were injured when a tornado struck the Monette Manor nursing home in Arcadia, Montenegrin. collapsed.

Emergency officials are investigating the aftermath of a train derailed in Erlington, California, due to storms. No casualties were reported.

Firefighter Vivian Morris, 66, is trying to help save things from her home in Mayfield as many residents began rebuilding their lives on Saturday.

Ambulance crews searched Saturday morning in Bowling Green, California, for survivors left in homes or cars, where several people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed.

A tornado tore off the roof of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mayfield.

After a tornado hit Dawson Springs, Mark Schreiber and Zachary Schreiber prayed with a neighbor.

Emergency workers were overwhelmed by the devastation, but volunteers came to the rescue. In Dawson Springs, they dropped a bottle of water at a portable emergency management center.

Emergency workers removed the body of a man who died in the collapse of a candle factory.

Mayfield residents walk around the scene of destroyed tree branches, destroyed houses and scattered debris.

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