© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Kentucky’s Democratic Governor Andy Beshear bows his head for a moment of silence during a memorial service for those who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), held on the Capitol grounds in Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S., November 14, 2021
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said on Sunday that widespread damage is making rescue efforts a challenge in his state after tornadoes swept through the region two days ago.
“I’ve got towns that are gone,” Beshear said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. “My dad’s home town, Paxton, isn’t standing. It is hard to describe.”
The devastation goes on for a dozen blocks in some places and there are many people without power, he said. The state has a strong rescue effort in place, he said, but the damage is prohibitive and it…