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'Mayfield's dead': US city’s residents plead for help in tornado aftermath


As search and rescue efforts remain underway in Mayfield, Kentucky in the aftermath of a powerful tornado, residents of the city who lost their homes and businesses are struggling to recover from the devastating disaster.

From Friday night into Saturday, at least 30 tornadoes ripped through six states, including Kentucky, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas, leaving more than 100 people dead.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Wayne Flant said he was running a restaurant in Mayfield with his wife, which he said had lots of customers before the disaster.

"As you can see, we're not gonna have none for a while," he said.

He said he was worried about people with no power and no water.

"They can't go get a motel room. They don't have family here. I don't know what they’ll do, and that's the part that kills me.

"We need help. There's a lot of people here with nowhere to go," he added.

Daren Stewart, who has been living in Kentucky for 30 years, called ground zero of the powerful tornado in the western part of the state a "disaster.”

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