What to Know About the Deadly Tornado Outbreak

A tornado outbreak swept through several states on Friday night. At least five were injured, including Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee.

Hurricanes were part of a weather system that was wreaking havoc in many parts of the country, causing significant snowfall across parts of the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes.

At least 50 people were killed in the path of a hurricane that exceeded 200 miles in length, the Kentucky governor said, and the death toll in the state is likely to rise to more than 70 in the coming hours.

In Arkansas, officials said at least one person in a nursing home was killed.

Storms caused the roof of an Amazon warehouse in Illinois to collapse, leaving workers trapped inside. Authorities confirmed the deaths of people, but gave no further details in the early hours of Saturday morning.

As of Saturday morning, more than 132,000 homes in Tennessee, about 60,000 homes in Kentucky, more than 25,000 in Arkansas, nearly 24,000 in Illinois, and nearly 10,000 homes in Missouri, were without power, according to reports. Compiled by PowerOutage.us.

Storms also caused a freight train to derail, although no injuries were reported.

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