The Aftermath of the Devastating Tornado Outbreak in Kentucky

Late on December 11, multiple tornadoes touched down in a line that raged across several Midwest states, leaving a trail of widespread destruction and causing at least 80 deaths. Some of the heaviest damage took place in a number of small communities in Kentucky, especially the town of Mayfield, where a factory and most of the downtown area were flattened. Collected below are images from Mayfield and the surrounding region, where survivors are searching for the missing, assessing the damage, and starting a long recovery effort.

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