‘Loss of life’ expected in Western Kentucky following tornado event

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MAYFIELD, KY. (WKRN) – Emergency crews are currently responding to a severe tornado event that spreads across multiple counties across Western Kentucky where significant damage has been reported. That includes Mayfield, Ky. where several buildings have reportedly collapsed.

While no fatalities have been confirmed at this time, a release from the Kentucky State Police states that loss of life is expected. Multiple agencies from across the purchase area are responding.

Governor Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency for Kentucky. He is expected to give an update at 4 a.m. CST. The Kentucky governor posted a video statement just after 1 a.m. CST urging people to stay safe as the tornado threat continues to move through the area.

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