In pictures: Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern US
Updated 9:37 AM ET, Wed December 15, 2021
More than 50 tornadoes were reported across eight states late Friday and early Saturday, killing dozens of people and leaving a trail of devastation.
The severe weather caused the collapse of a candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon warehouse in western Illinois and a nursing home in Arkansas, killing people at each site and leaving responders scrambling to rescue survivors.
"The level of devastation is unlike anything I have ever seen," Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said.