Tag: Kentucky tornadoes

Kentucky Tornado Death Toll Rises to 77, Infant Latest Fatality

An infant has been confirmed as the latest fatality in the aftermath of devastating tornadoes that struck Kentucky earlier this month, bringing the state’s official death toll to 77, Gov. Andy Beshear said on Monday. Beshear told reporters that the infant, from hard-hit Graves County in the western part of the state, died last week….

Kentucky Gov. Beshear Announces Investigation into Candle Factory Tornado Deaths

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday that an investigation will be carried out into the deaths of eight people who were killed at a candle factory when a tornado struck over the weekend. At least eight people were killed after the tornado struck the Mayfield Consumer Products factory, the company said on Sunday. The…

Midwest Rescue Groups Helping Kentucky Tornado Victims

Specially trained task forces from throughout the Midwest were assisting with rescue and recovery efforts in Kentucky, which was hit by a series of devastating tornadoes over the weekend. Among them were more than 40 members of Ohio Task Force 1, who received word Dec. 12 to report to Kentucky—for up to 16 days—an assignment…