Surveillance video shows a tornado tearing through a bank in Mayfield, Kentucky, last weekend, when dozens of tornadoes caused havoc and killed at least 93 people in five states.
An FNB branch in Mayfield – the same western Kentucky town where eight people died in a candle factory on December 10 – was destroyed by a tornado the same night.
A video from inside the bank shows Christmas trees and standing posters shaking in the wind as the hurricane approaches. Lights flash before a hurricane slashes through the hallway, tearing glass doors and sending a Christmas tree flying.
There were no customers or employees inside the bank when the tornado hit at 9.28 p.m. A bank spokeswoman said no safes or safe deposit boxes had been breached.
Surveillance footage shows an FNB branch in Mayfield, Kentucky on December 10
Christmas trees and posters shake as a hurricane approaches the bank around 9.28 p.m.
The wind sends everything inside a bird, including holiday decorations
Glass front doors were torn apart by the hurricane, which charted a path of 163.5 miles
A company spokesperson said that no one was inside and no safes or lockers were breached
December 10 tornadoes killed at least 93 people in five states, including 78 in Kentucky, according to ABC News. Six were killed in Illinois, five in Tennessee, two in Arkansas, and two in Missouri.
Brooke Wills, a representative for FNB Bank, said the company decided to release the video because “people need to know the extent of the destruction and how quickly it has destroyed our town.”
She told Fox Weather that her office had been hit “severely”.
I had a week old color printer that was in my office – maybe someone somewhere will find it someday because it’s nowhere in the bank at the moment. “We saved what we could,” Wells said.
The bank in Mayfield, before the storm, is one of nine branches across Kentucky
The roof was torn off after being hit by a hurricane on December 10
A spokeswoman said: ‘I had a week-old color printer in my office – maybe someone will find it somewhere someday because it’s nowhere in the bank at the moment.
Brooke Wills, a representative for the bank, said the company decided to release the video because “people need to know the extent of the destruction and how quickly it has destroyed our town.”
The bank has nine offices in the state, still operating. Wells said the Mayfield branch was temporarily operating out of a technology park.
The ages of the victims in Kentucky range from two months to 98, ABC News reports.
At least 44 tornadoes were reported in nine states: Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, Ohio and Alabama.
The tornado’s continuous track spanned 163.5 miles, making it the longest continuous tornado track in Kentucky’s history. It’s also the deadliest tornado outbreak in the United States since May 2011, when it killed more than 170 people.
A Missouri girl who saw a tornado tear through her family home last week — killing her older sister, hospitalizing her mother and breaking her vertebrae — took her first steps Thursday as she learned to walk again.
Avalyn Rackley, 7, with the help of a walker and a neck brace, took a slow, steady walk through her hospital room after a successful round of surgery on Wednesday, encouraged by her family as they find hope amid their misery.
‘I did well! You’re doing really well,” he heard them say while they were recording the steps. ‘I love you so much.’
The 7-year-old smiled as staff at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital helped her at the Memphis facility. When Avalyn seemed a little nervous from the exercise, a family member asked her, “What’s wrong, honey?”
“Nothing,” replied the gorgeous girl, and went on.
Avalyn’s aunt Sandra Hooker, 62, told DailyMail.com that Avalyn should be home by the weekend with her grandmother while family members pray for a miracle for her mum Megan Rackley, 32, who has suffered a severe brain injury. And you fight for it. life.
Avalyn Rackley, 7, began taking her first step to learning how to walk Thursday after suffering a broken vertebra when a tornado tore through her Missouri home last week, killing her older sister and seriously injuring her mother.
The Rackley family’s plight captured the nation’s attention when a picture of Avalyn and her sisters Anistine, 9, and Alana, 3, sheltering in their bathroom, spread as more than 30 tornadoes swept through Kentucky, Missouri and other states this past weekend.
A tornado that hit their Carothersville home drove the girls and their parents, Megan Treey, 37, into a field, killing Anstine and seriously injuring Avalin and Megan.
Trey and Alana sustained less serious injuries and were released from hospital.
Meghan, who was in a coma, was hospitalized in St. Louis with severe brain trauma, and while the family said she was able to move around a bit on Thursday, they said they still needed a miracle.
Hooker said Avalen is doing well and that doctors removed one of the drains in her back from Wednesday’s surgery.
In a Facebook post about the 7-year-old’s physiotherapy session, Grandma Pamela Moore wrote, “This girl was the bravest little girl. She won everyone’s heart at this hospital.”
Billy and Judy Miller died while holding hands during the deadly tornadoes last weekend that swept Kentucky
Billy and Judy Miller died when a tornado swept across Muhlenberg County, northwest of Bowling Green, in western Kentucky on Friday night.
It was very powerful. I only know that her older sister Annie is right with her. I can feel it.’
In Kentucky, an elderly couple who had been married for 56 years died holding hands after devastating tornadoes.
Billy and Judy Miller were killed when storms swept across Muhlenberg County, northwest of Bowling Green in western Kentucky, late Friday night.
In total, 78 people died from tornadoes in Kentucky.
Their granddaughter Serenity Miller told KHOU: ‘They came together, clinging to each other.’
Their love for each other was so deep, we knew they wouldn’t be able to survive without each other.
Miller said that despite half a century together and the loss of a son, Billy Miller Jr., and a daughter, Heather Miller Brooks, her grandparents’ love for one another never waned.
Elijah Johnson, 20, sued 109 other employees after the Mayfield Consumer Products plant claimed they could not go home before the Dec. 10 hurricane.
Before and after the factory, which was completely destroyed by a hurricane when it tore down Kentucky, leaving behind nothing but rubble. The company has since denied telling its employees they cannot leave and is offering a hazard pay
In Mayfield, more than 100 employees of the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory braved a tornado inside the facility, with some saying they were trapped under up to five feet of debris.
Elijah Johnson, 20, filed a lawsuit with 109 other employees against the family-owned candle factory in Kentucky.
They are asking for an undisclosed amount after saying they were told that if they left the factory they would be fired – despite the hurricane sirens going off.
Just a few hours later, the hurricane completely destroyed the plant, killing eight and injuring many. It is not clear how many are injured or missing.
The lawsuit alleges that the company demonstrated “a flagrant indifference to the rights of Plaintiff Johnson and other plaintiffs of a similar status who have a personal awareness that such conduct will result in human death and/or bodily injury.”
The company has since denied the claim, saying it followed protocol.