Satellite photos show destruction in six US states after severe tornadoes last week. The records, shared by Maxar Technologies, offer a good perspective of the observed destruction of space.
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A series of tornadoes hit the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee last Friday (10). Maxar’s satellite recorded the destruction at an Amazon warehouse located in Edwardsville.
Before (September 24, 2021) and after (December 11, 2021) satellite imagery of the #Amazon warehouse in #Edwardsville, #Illinois, that was severely damaged from the recent #tornado. pic.twitter.com/tqlLQ7cZc5
– Maxar Technologies (@Maxar) December 12, 2021
The first image was taken on September 24th and the second on December 11th. Part of the side of the warehouse appears destroyed, with shattered roofs and walls that caused the deaths of six people — in addition to employees who were trapped inside the building.
Another image reveals the destruction left by the tornado in the town of Mayfield, Kentucky, where the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory was severely battered by the storm around 9:30 pm (local time) on Friday.
New satellite imagery shows before and after of the Mayfield candle factory that was destroyed from last nights tornado. Several people were trapped in the factory after the tornado hit Mayfield, Kentucky. https://t.co/3D7RH4qq4F
Image: @Maxar pic.twitter.com/dFu0EvFj6f
— Breaking Weather by AccuWeather (@breakingweather) December 11, 2021
An estimated 110 employees were working at the site at the time of the tornado. On Monday (13), local authorities confirmed 74 dead, of which eight died at the factory. In Tennessee, at least four fatalities have been reported and the search for the missing continues, according to The New York Times.