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Deadly tornadoes ravage nursing home, Amazon warehouse (VIDEOS)

At least two people were killed and several more injured in a series of tornadoes that tore through multiple US states, demolishing an elderly care facility as well as an Amazon warehouse, trapping victims inside.
Violent twisters touched down in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky on Friday night, prompting widespread tornado warnings. The remnants of a nursing home in Monette, Arkansas – where two were killed and another five wounded – were seen in photos shared on social media, showing a massive emergency response in the area.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just a heartbreaking scene at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Prayers that somehow everyone is ok. <a href="">#arwx</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Brian Emfinger (@brianemfinger) <a href="">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

Large funnels elsewhere in the state were captured in other images making the rounds online.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">TORNADO ON GROUND: This picture was shared to FOX13 News from Bay, Arkansas, which appears to show two tornadoes. Credit to Angie Burgess <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; FOX13 Memphis (@FOX13Memphis) <a href="">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Large Cone <a href="">#tornado</a> crossed the road right in front of us just south of Jonesborow <a href="">#arwx</a> <a href="">@severestudios</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jordan Hall (@JordanHallWX) <a href="">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

Fire officials in Edwardsville, Illinois made a mass casualty declaration after an Amazon location sustained massive structural damage and reportedly left up to 100 workers stuck in the rubble.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="">#UPDATE</a> <br><br>Sources telling me there are injuries and possible deaths inside Amazon Warehouse. <br><br>Right now, our crew is taking shelter as another line of storms is heading our way. <a href="">@KMOV</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jenna Rae (@journalismjenna) <a href="">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

One reporter on the ground noted that the collapse may have inflicted deaths as well, though officials have yet to provide details on casualties.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="">#BREAKING</a> <br><br>Several dozen emergency crews at the Amazon Warehouse on Gateway Commerce Center Drive. <br><br>About a third of the warehouse is torn down and damaged from either straight by line winds or tornado. <br><br>People Who have family members inside say people are trapped<a href="">@KMOV</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jenna Rae (@journalismjenna) <a href="">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

Missouri saw its own inclement weather on Friday, with footage showing jet-black twisters as they swept through the state – only visible after dark thanks to periodic flashes of lightning.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Doesn’t get any more dangerous than this deadly nighttime tornado near Caruthersville, Missouri. Tornado likely peaked at EF4/EF5 strength. <a href="">#ARwx</a> <a href="">#MOwx</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; US StormWatch (@US_Stormwatch) <a href="">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My view of the large wedge tornado as it approached us on I-55 near mile marker 16 south of Hayti, Missouri. <a href="">#mowx</a> <a href="">@NWSMemphis</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; ☈ Chris Jackson ☈ (@ChrisJacksonSC) <a href="">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

A tornado that first touched down in Arkansas later traveled into Kentucky, and at one point was reportedly one-mile wide, prompting calls from officials for residents to take cover, while one local meteorologist even suggested they “put on a helmet.”

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Reports are saying this Tornado could be over 1 mile wide, as a wedge.......Yikes! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Big Rick Radio (@OnAirWithRick) <a href="">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

In addition to the spate of twisters, winter storm warnings were also declared across a large swath of the Midwest on Friday, with heavy snows expected to blow westward toward Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa and Nebraska, among other states. 11, 2021 at 10:36AM
from RT – Daily news


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