Tornadoes Kill Dozens In Kentucky And Arkansas

Louisville’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Gov. Andy Beshear told WLKY during a live interview that at least 50 people were likely killed in western Kentucky after a long and significant tornado ripped through the area overnight.

“This is going to be some of the worst tornado damage that we’ve seen in a long time,” Beshear said early Saturday. “This is likely to be the most severe tornado outbreak in our state’s history.”

“We believe our death toll from this event will exceed 50 Kentuckians and probably end up 70 to 100,” said Beshear. The tornado that ravaged multiple Kentucky counties also killed people in Arkansas.

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