Thousands with no heat or water after tornado
The Herald|December 14, 2021
RESIDENTS of a Kentucky town devastated by a tornado could be without heat, water and electricity in chilly temperatures for a “long time", the mayor has warned, as officials struggle to restore services after a swarm of twisters levelled neighbourhoods and killed dozens of people across five US states.

Authorities are still tallying the devastation from Friday's storms, although they believe the death toll will be lower than initially feared since it appeared many more people had escaped a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, than first thought “This is a tough morning... but it's OK, we're still going to be all right," Mayfield mayor Kathy Stewart O’Nan said on CBS Mornings. But those who survived faced below freezing conditions on Monday without any utilities.

"Our infrastructure is so damaged. We have no running water. Our water tower was lost. Our wastewater management was lost, and there's no natural gas to the city. So we have nothing to rely on there." she told CBS.

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