Last night, we reported on the tornado that hit an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois. It collapsed the roof and left people trapped. It was termed a “mass casualty incident.” Two people were reported killed in early reports. Search and rescue activities are still underway, trying to help people there.
Video of the tornado that hit the Amazon facility near Edwardsville, IL tonight… from Danielle Henke pic.twitter.com/5CNbJ03VzI
— James Spann (@spann) December 11, 2021
At least 2 people are also dead in Edwardsville, Illinois, where the roof of an Amazon warehouse collapsed during a storm. The storm pummeled the building until a wall the length of a football field caved in. pic.twitter.com/t2qhY35Izm
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 11, 2021
Here's the before photo of the Amazon facility:
— Greg Jonsson (@Jonssonville) December 11, 2021
— FOX2now (@FOX2now) December 11, 2021
Here's Annie Frey's take, about two miles away from the warehouse, where it also hit and damaged buildings over a century old on her parents' farm. Annie was just on our VIP Gold Chat this week.
— Annie Frey (@anniefreyshow) December 11, 2021
But it was only part of the story with tornadoes hitting multiple states, including Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said there were at least 70 people dead in that state and the toll might reach 100. He declared a state of emergency, after a single tornado ripped across the state for more than 200 miles. At least four different tornadoes struck the state during the night.
A devastating outbreak of tornadoes ripped through Kentucky and five other U.S. states, killing dozens of people and leaving a trail of destruction. The primary tornado traveled more than 227 miles across the state, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said https://t.co/NXwnqNNbhS pic.twitter.com/fi9h0Lg0hK
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 11, 2021
In Mayfield, Kentucky, it looked like a bomb hit. A candle factory that had 110 people in it was flattened; forty people have been rescued so far.
— WxChasing- Brandon Clement (@bclemms) December 11, 2021
Rescue workers are still trying but the last rescue at the candle factory was 3:30 am. 40 people rescued so far. 110 in facility at time it was hit. @WDRBNews
— Travis Ragsdale (@TravisRagsdale) December 11, 2021
A “mass casualty event” was also declared at the destruction of the Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette, Arkansas where at least two people were killed and five people were hurt.
#ARWX 2 fatalities, another 5 seriously injured. At least 20 trapped – #Monette manor nursing home direct hit. All Call issued for responders. Pray for #AR. Pray for Monette. More tornadoes on the ground in Craighead County currently. #Pray Photo from earlier in Monette pic.twitter.com/p072gLPsRv
— C T H (@Verbal_Crow) December 11, 2021
— Brian Emfinger (@brianemfinger) December 11, 2021
Twenty people were initially trapped. But they have reportedly gotten everyone out from the nursing home, so that's good news.
One person was also killed in Leachville, Arkansas, at a Dollar General store.
— Charles Peek (@CharlesPeekWX) December 11, 2021
More than 200,000 are reported without power this morning as a result of the tornadoes.
Editor's note: this article was edited for content after publication.