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Kentucky Declared a Major Federal Disaster as Death Toll Rises

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Kentucky Declared a Major Federal Disaster as Death Toll Rises

Kentucky Declared a Major Federal Disaster as Death Toll Rises

Kentucky Declared , a Major Federal Disaster , as Death Toll Rises.

NBC News reports that the governor of Kentucky has said the death toll from the powerful tornadoes is likely to pass 100.

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Governor Andy Beshear said that with at least 80 confirmed deaths, the tornado was already one of the deadliest in the state's history.

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According to the BBC, 14 deaths have been reported as a result of the tornado in four other states.

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According to the BBC, 14 deaths have been reported as a result of the tornado in four other states.

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Kentucky has been declared a major federal disaster by President Joe Biden, who ordered federal aid to be distributed to the hardest hit areas.

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Kentucky has been declared a major federal disaster by President Joe Biden, who ordered federal aid to be distributed to the hardest hit areas.

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Rescue workers continue to search the debris, but no survivors have been found since Saturday morning.

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Other teams are reportedly distributing much needed water and generators to residents.

The National Guard deployed over 300 members to go door to door and remove debris.

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The governor said that thousands of homes had been destroyed, but the exact extent of the damage remains unclear.

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According to the BBC, extreme storms like this are rare outside of the spring and summer months.

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However, six states experienced tornadoes on Friday and Saturday.

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The devastating storms moved in a northeastern direction across Arkansas, Tennessee and into Kentucky.


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