New pictures, video show tornado damage in Mayfield, Kentucky


MAYFIELD, Ky. – A powerful tornado ripped through the town of Mayfield, Kentucky Friday night, and as the sun rose on Saturday it was clear just how catastrophic the damage was.

According to the governor, Graves County appears to be hit the hardest – which is where the city of Mayfield was destroyed

"We believe our death toll from this event will exceed 50 Kentuckians, probably end up closer to 70 to 100 lost lives," Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said. "Remember, each of these are children of God irreplaceable to their families and to their communities."

The primary tornado was on the ground continuously for over 200 miles in the state.