Tornado slammed parts of Kentucky face long recovery

(Source: Ohio Valley Aerial)
(Source: Ohio Valley Aerial)

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Workers, volunteers and members of the National Guard fanned out in tornado-damaged areas of Kentucky to help with recovery tasks large and small.

The work ranges from replacing thousands of damaged utility poles to delivering bottles of drinking water to searching for the dead.

The tornado outbreak Friday killed at least 88 people in five states. Seventy-four of them were in Kentucky. Gov. Andy Beshear said that the death toll could grow as authorities continue to work around debris that slowed recovery efforts.

Nearly 450 National Guard members have been mobilized in the state, and 95 of them are searching for those presumed dead.

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