Over thirty tornadoes touched down late on Friday night and into Saturday morning in a swath of destruction spanning six states and leaving buildings, towns, and families devastated in their wake.
The utter destruction in some places, like Mayfield, Kentucky, is almost beyond description. The death toll this morning was listed at fifty but it’s not necessarily final.
On social media people have shared photos and videos, some of the terrifying moments last night, some of incredible and terrible aftermath.
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
This just happened in Bowling Green, Kentucky. News station reporting live about a tornado approaching and the feed cut out shortly after this. Scary sight. pic.twitter.com/naDWqddAWD
— Hunter King (@__HunterKing__) December 11, 2021
MASSIVE Tornado that crossed I55 @ MM16 tossing / rolling Semi trucks. This tornado is the same as the Monette, AR tornado. This is going to be horrible when we see daylight. 🙁 @NWSMemphis pic.twitter.com/41UFpuNsk7
— Brett Adair (@AlaStormTracker) December 11, 2021
— Whitney Westerfield (@KyWhitney) December 11, 2021
Several dozen emergency crews at the Amazon Warehouse on Gateway Commerce Center Drive.
About a third of the warehouse is torn down and damaged from either straight by line winds or tornado.
— Jenna Rae (@journalismjenna) December 11, 2021
You really just can't describe this type of Destruction. This is why you hear people to get to safety or evacuate during Tornados and Hurricanes. Because of devastation like this!!! pic.twitter.com/CKREIyHrMa
— Alan Snyder's Hurricane and Severe Weather Central (@AlanSevere) December 11, 2021
The level of destruction in
is unimaginable. @ryanhermens with @heraldleader has done an excellent job of capturing the aftermath of multiple tornados.pic.twitter.com/FixXiRjxbV https://t.co/0h99vLbz6N
— Brian_Henderson (@brian_henderson) December 11, 2021
BREAKING: At least 50 people killed in Mayfield, KY in ovenight tornado, per Gov. Beshear.
— Julie Dolan (@WLKYJulie) December 11, 2021
JUST IN: photos of the damage in Bowling Green, KY from our crew on the ground. At least 4 tornados touched down in the western part of the state. pic.twitter.com/xMNpWrIDgq
— Emily Luxen (@NC5_EmilyLuxen) December 11, 2021
— Justin Michaels (@JMichaelsNews) December 11, 2021
This is scary and terrible. Believe me, in Texas we know about the destruction and heartbreak of tornados.
Today please say a prayer for all of these people, and I encourage you all, if you can, to seek out ways you can help. Whether donations of food, money, time, or blood, there is a need. And for this to happen just before Christmas, well you can imagine the children who are hurting right now.
May the Lord bless and care for each of them.