Crews search for the missing after devastating tornadoes

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A family digs through the remains of their apartment in Mayfield, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. Tornadoes and severe weather caused catastrophic damage across multiple states late Friday, killing several people overnight. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

MAYFIELD, KY (Associated Press) — Rescuers are combing through fields of wreckage from Friday night’s devastating tornado outbreak in the Midwest and South.

In Kentucky alone, 22 were confirmed dead by late Saturday, including 11 in and around Bowling Green.

The death toll stood at 36 across five states, but officials fear more than 100 may have actually died.

The twister carved a track that could rival the longest on record. Mayfield, Kentucky, was walloped by the storm and rescue efforts in the city were complicated by the fact that the city’s main fire station and emergency services hub were also hit by the twister.

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