At least 93 people were killed across five states: 78 in Kentucky; six in Illinois; five in Tennessee, after the Associated Press reported an additional death on Saturday; two in Arkansas; and two in Missouri.
Victims’ ages in Kentucky range from a 2-month-old to a 98-year-old.
This was the deadliest tornado outbreak in the U.S. since May 2011, when more than 170 people were killed.
All missing people in Kentucky have been accounted for, Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday. The death toll in the state could be 75, he noted, as officials work to confirm three deaths, though for now he believes it stands at 78.
35 confirmed tornadoes, 44 reported tornadoes
There were at least 44 reported tornadoes across nine states: Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, Ohio and Alabama.
Of those, 35 were confirmed tornadoes.
A continuous tornado path — an EF-4 — spanned 163.5 miles, tearing through Kentucky with winds up to 190 mph.
This now holds the record for the longest continuous tornado track on record in Kentucky.
The storms ripped out entire blocks. Beshear said Sunday, “We’re going to have over 1,000 homes that are just gone.”
The governor, choking up, spoke about the destruction in Dawson Springs, a town of fewer than 3,000 residents where he said his father grew up. Beshear said his grandparents’ home is still standing but “one block up and left or right is just gone, just flattened.”