How can you help Kentucky tornado victims?
CALAMITY struck Kentucky and the Midwestern states when a series of tornadoes blew through the area.
Multiple twisters devastated Kentucky and a number of other states in the Midwest on Friday night, December 10 into early Saturday morning, December 11.
Is there a way to help the Kentucky tornado victims?
Following the destruction of the tornado on Saturday, December 11, there were many fundraisers set up for anyone who wanted to help donate towards the victims of the disaster.
Facebook and the Western Kentucky Red Cross teamed up to come up with an online initiative for those who wanted to lend a hand to the ones affected by the damage.
On their Facebook fundraising page, the Red Cross said, "The news of the devastating tornadoes in Western Kentucky makes us all have the desire to do something to help."
They continued: "Giving money here to the American Red Cross will make an impact on disaster relief efforts in Western Kentucky."
"Whether you donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps," the Red Cross concluded.
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What happened in Kentucky?
On Friday, December 10, a state of emergency was declared throughout several Midwestern states such as Missouri, Arkansas, and Kentucky due to the number of storms in the region.
Later that night, the state of emergency included tornado warnings for the state of Kentucky.
The twister took it's path on the night of Friday, December 10 and the early morning of Saturday, December 11.
The Kentucky towns impacted include Princeton, Louisvlle, Bowling Green, Taylorsville, Dawson Springs, Mayfield, and a number of others.
Read our tornado warning live blog for the very latest news and updates…
How much damage did the tornado cause?
On Saturday morning, December 11, Kentucky officials claimed the destruction from the repeated weather events is "some of the worst tornado damage that we've seen in a long time."
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said, "This is likely to be the most severe tornado outbreak in our state's history."
"We believe our death toll from this event will exceed 50 Kentuckians and probably end up 70 to 100," Beshear continued.
The surge of twisters that struck Kentucky left up to 100 people dead and 60,000 without power or electricity.
President Joe Biden took to Twitter to send his condolences to those affected by the severe weather tragedies in the Midwest region.
On December 11, Biden wrote, "This morning, I was briefed on the devastating tornadoes across the central U.S. To lose a loved one in a storm like this is an unimaginable tragedy."
He continued: "We’re working with Governors to ensure they have what they need as the search for survivors and damage assessments continue."
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