(KDKA/CBS) — The confirmed death count from Friday’s devastatingrose significantly Monday.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced at least 64 people were killed in his state, which he said suffered “the worst tornado event” in its history.
Beshear said it may take weeks before the final toll would be known. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for. The severe weather and tornadoes affected seven other states, killing at least 12 additional people.
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