“Honestly, I thought I was going to die because I couldn’t see anyone around, it was so dark. There’s no one around,” Jasmine Parrott said NewsNation. “I heard someone screaming for help. But I’m pretty sure she got buried under that stuff. I can’t get to her. “
At least 88 dead after more than 30 tornadoes tore through Kentucky and four other states over the weekend. In Kentucky, five bends hit the state, authorities said, including one with a path of about 200 miles.
The National Weather Service on Wednesday said the preliminary damage level for the tornado that passed through Mayfield was EF4, with maximum sustained winds of 190 mph.
Torn metal sheets, downed power lines and wrecked vehicles litter the streets of the town of 10,000 people. Parrott said she was relaxing at home when the storm hit.
Parrott said: ‘I heard a loud noise like a train. “My bathtub overturned. And I was like rolling around in the tub and it finally threw me out. It threw me as far as the cars in my living room.”
Parrott said that after being caught up in the storm, she woke up in the woods.
“I’m crawling whenever I dig myself out. And somehow my phone lit up so I snatched my phone. And then I liked sitting there for a minute because I was like, ‘Is this real? Like where am I? ‘” Parrott said. “I have a lot of debris and things in my eyes are so obscured that I can hardly see.”
“I actually didn’t sleep for several days. Every noise I hear makes me scared,” Parrott said.
The number of people killed in the tornado in Mayfield is still unknown. At least eight people working at a Mayfield candle factory were killed and more were missing on Wednesday.
Barry McDonald, Mayfield City Council Member, stood amid the rubble, his voice filled with emotion as he described the town’s impact earlier this week.
“It’s hard to describe,” McDonald said. “The devastation is a half-mile to a mile-and-a-half wide road from this side of the city right through to the other side of the city. The good thing is we’re trying to recover. And that’s what’s important.”
President Joe Biden visited Mayfield on Wednesday to survey the damage. President signed two federal disaster declarations for Kentucky over the weekend, providing federal aid for search and rescue and cleanup operations, as well as aid for temporary housing and helping individuals and businesses recover.
Sources told NewsNation that Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will visit Bowling Green, Kentucky on Friday.
A subdivision in the community was directly affected by a tornado, which killed more than a dozen people. 13 people are still missing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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