Maps: where tornadoes hit, destroying buildings and houses


More than 90 people were killed by tornadoes in at least six states on Friday evening and early Saturday morning.


Where tornadoes have been reported

Source: National Meteorological Service

The New York Times

In Mayfield, Kentucky, one of the hardest-hit areas, a tornado ravaged a candle factory southwest of the city, tore off the county courthouse clock tower and caused damage considerable. About 40 people were rescued from the candle factory, but Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky said he believed “dozens” were killed there.








The tornado caused many

damage to downtown buildings and

houses around.

Highlighted areas show where

many buildings were seen

be damaged or destroyed.

More than 100 people were

inside a candle factory that was

leveled by the tornado when

the storm has passed.

Approximate

tornado path




The tornado caused many

damage to downtown buildings and

houses around.

Highlighted areas

show where a lot

buildings were seen

be damaged or

destroy.

Over 100 people

were inside a candle

factory that was razed

by the tornado when the

the storm has passed.

Approximate

tornado path




Generalized damage to

downtown buildings

Strong points Pin up

areas where

the buildings were

badly damaged.

candle factory

leveled by the

tornado

Approximate

tornado path


Source: Satellite images via Bing and Maxar Technologies

Damage assessments are based on available aerial imagery and are not exhaustive.

The New York Times

There have also been six confirmed deaths in Edwardsville, Ill., Where the roof of an Amazon warehouse partially collapsed. In Bowling Green, Kentucky, a tornado hit wind speeds of 150 miles per hour and severely damaged homes and businesses. Arkansas officials said at least two people were killed in the state. A 94-year-old man died at a nursing home in Monette, Ark., And another person was killed at a Dollar General store near Leachville.

Damaged and destroyed buildings in Mayfield, Ky.

The tornadoes were part of a weather system that was wreaking havoc in many parts of the country and struck Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. In Kentucky, a tornado remained on the ground for more than 200 miles.

The animation below shows the movement of the thunderstorm system and is based on satellite imagery and radar data. Yellow tracks are estimates of tornado tracks, and white areas show storm system precipitation.

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The hours are in central time.

The New York Times

No less than 200,000 customers were without power at 9 a.m. on Saturday, according to reports compiled by PowerOutage.us.


Power outages from Saturday morning

The circles are scaled by the number of customers without power.

Source: PowerOutage.us

Data at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The New York Times

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