The state of Kentucky asks the White House for an emergency declaration after the devastating tornadoes

The governor of the US state of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, has requested this Saturday the president of the United States, Joe Biden, to immediately declare a state of emergency in the area after the wave of tornadoes that has left at least fifty confirmed deaths, a figure that could probably rise to a hundred, according to Beshear.

The collapse of a candle factory in Graves County with 110 people inside, which would have left many victims, is added destruction episodes in almost another twenty counties, plus the derailment of a train, according to the official request collected by the ABC chain.

“There are power outages everywhere. We need federal assistance,” the statement said.

The director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, Michael Dossett, has witnessed a tornado that touched down for more than 250 kilometers across four states – the longest recorded trip since 1925, according to CNN estimates. – and has warned that the wave of tornadoes this weekend could be the largest in the last 45 years in the state.


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