The NWS says the tornado had estimated peak winds of 190 mph. Its estimated path length was 128 miles. At its maximum, the tornado was a mile or more wide.
MAYFIELD, KY — The Graves County High School football team was put to work Wednesday, helping unload two semitrailers full of pet supplies for local tornado victims.
President Joe Biden is in western Kentucky, where tornadoes and storms have claimed dozens of lives and left devastating damage in their wake.
Because of how severe the storm was, the woman was afraid Friday night would be her last on Earth.
The United Way says monetary donations are needed to support immediate and long-term recovery for the communities impacted.
"I don't know what to do, honestly," says a man searching for his sister. "You don't know where to start to look for her. I mean there are only so many people you can talk to and ask names and everything. It's such a big workplace and I don't know. I just don't know."
Watch live coverage of President Biden as he holds a press conference on the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the midwest.
Beshear has declared a state of emergency after a deadly tornado tore through the state Friday night. The governor has activated more than 180 Kentucky National Guard members to help, as well as Kentucky State Police.