The governor of Kentucky said that we are talking about the most destructive tornadoes in the history of the state.

At least one hundred people were victims of a series of tornadoes in Kentucky and other American states, Reuters reports. The death toll continues to rise as search and rescue efforts progress. In addition to Kentucky, the disaster affected four other states: Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois.

As a result, many residential buildings and businesses were destroyed.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said that the current series of tornadoes was the most destructive in the history of the state. Powerful tornadoes, which, according to forecasters, are an atypical phenomenon for winter, turned a candle factory, as well as fire and police stations in the small town of Mayfield into a pile of debris.

A nursing home was destroyed in neighboring Missouri, and six workers were killed at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois.

At least four people were killed in Tennessee. Many residents have lost their homes.

Two hundred servicemen of the National Guard have been sent to help the population.

The reason for the formation of tornadoes was night thunderstorms, as well as high temperature and humidity for this season.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday ordered federal resources to be directed to the most needy areas affected by the tornado, the White House said.