- Children are among the victims.
- An EF3 tornado was confirmed.
At least 12 people are confirmed dead in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after a historic tornado outbreak that left a path of destruction across several states late Friday night and into Saturday morning.
Warren County Coroner Kevin Irby confirmed 11 deaths late Saturday afternoon, and said children were among the victims. Those were in addition to one announced earlier.
Roofs were ripped off buildings, trees uprooted and homes left in splintered ruins in the town of 67,000 people that sits between Louisville and Nashville.
The National Weather Service confirmed an EF3 tornado in the area.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear estimates between 70 and 100 people may have been killed in the state.
“Beginning late last night and through the very moment that we are standing here, we have lived through some of the toughest hours of our lives as Kentuckians,” Beshear said in a late afternoon news conference. “This event is the worst, most devastating most deadly tornado event in Kentucky’s history.”
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