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Mayfield Candle Factory: Pastor describes community members pulling people from rubble left by tornado

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Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Devin Carlton consoles his fiancee, Asiah Alubahi, outside their former apartment in Maysville, Ky. On Monday, December 13. “We came back to try and get the ultrasound of our daughter who we lost following a miscarriage in 2015,” Alubahi said. “I started to cry when we found him.”

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Hannah Binder gets out of her car in Edwardsville, Ill. On December 13. She was picking up personal items in the car after she was hit by a tree on Friday.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Anthony Vasquez plays with his 4-month-old son Michael at a makeshift shelter in Wingo, Ky. On December 13.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

I he Wimbley looks at his sister’s high school yearbook, which he found in the remains of his father’s house in Mayfield, Ky. On December 13. Wimbley’s father, who was the only home at the time of the tornado, took shelter under a dining table as the house collapsed.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

A man walks through wrecked homes in Bowling Green, Ky. On Sunday, December 12.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

The devastation in Mayfield, Ky., Is seen through a broken bedroom window on December 12.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Red Cross volunteers sort donations at South Warren High School in Bowling Green, Ky., Dec. 12 for those affected by the tornadoes.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Search and rescue teams are working at the Mayfield Consumer Products candle plant early Sunday.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Desiray Cartledge, 3, stands in the rubble of her home in Dawson Springs, Ky. On December 12.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

People pick up personal effects from a damaged home on December 12 in Mayfield, Ky.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

A family photo sits among the debris inside a home on Dec. 12 after a tornado in Dawson Springs, Ky.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

James Strickland prepares breakfast on the porch of his father’s house on December 12 in Mayfield, Ky.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

The steps of a house are all that remains among storm damage in Dawson Springs, Ky. On December 12.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

The destruction is seen in Mayfield, Ky. On Saturday, December 11.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

A damaged theater is seen in Mayfield on December 11.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Irene Noltner, in a pink hat, consoles Jody O’Neill outside The Lighthouse, a destroyed shelter for women and children in Mayfield.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Volunteers from Henry Moss Middle School organize donations for tornado victims on Saturday night in Bowling Green, Ky.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Chris Buchanan, center, and Niki Thompson, right, attempt to rescue dog Cheyenne from a tornado damaged home in Mayfield on Saturday.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

An overturned tree sits in front of a tornado damaged home in Mayfield.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Kenny Sanford comes out of his stepmother’s apartment through a collapsed wall on Saturday in Mayfield.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

People stand among the debris in Mayfield.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

A person stands among the damage and debris at Bowling Green on Saturday December 11.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

A birthday card sits among the debris in Mayfield.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

A man walks through a damaged area at Reelfoot Lake State Park in Tiptonville, Tennessee on Saturday.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Serious damage to the Monette Manor nursing home in Monette, Arkansas, was seen on Saturday. In the northeastern city of Arkansas, at least one person died after a tornado damaged the nursing home on Friday night, trapping others inside before being rescued. At least 20 people were injured at the facility, Mayor Bob Blankenship told CNN.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

A trail of destruction is visible in Bowling Green.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Tom Wheeler of Peel & Holland Insurance is getting what he can out of his Mayfield office.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

People work at the scene of a train derailment in Earlington, Ky.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Damage to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mayfield was seen on Saturday.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

La Azteca employees and friends try to salvage food after the restaurant in downtown Mayfield is destroyed.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

A derailed train is seen amid damage and debris at Earlington.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Rescuers search what remains of the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Heavy damage was noted in downtown Mayfield.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

People are digging through rubble in Mayfield.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Damage is noted in Dickson County, Tennessee.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Debris and structural damage can be seen at the Mayfield Consumer Products candle plant in Mayfield early Saturday.

Deadly tornadoes hit central and southern United States

Rescue personnel are working at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, Ill., Which was heavily damaged in storms on Friday, December 10.