“Hell on earth”: Kentucky tornado survivors sift through debris

Emergency workers search through what is left of the Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory after it was destroyed by a tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, on Dec. 11, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

Kentucky tornado survivors sifted through what remained of their homes on Sunday after a string of powerful tornadoes that officials fear killed more than 100 people and obliterated homes and businesses.

Authorities said they had little hope of finding survivors after the tornadoes tore through the US Midwest and South on Friday night, killing people in at least five states.

In Dawson Springs, in southwestern Kentucky, homes were flattened across wide areas. 

Michael Long had lived in his home since 1992. When the tornado approached, he took shelter in his basement with his wife. Emerging four minutes later, he saw that part of his house was missing. 

“I told my wife, I said, I want to tell you right now, I’m…

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