Survivors of an enormous storm system say they’ve never seen anything like the storms that tore through several states late Friday and early Saturday, spawning tornadoes that sounded like freight trains and extreme winds that destroyed homes and buildings including an AmazonWarehouse, and elder care facility.

Over 70 are believed dead. Rescue workers continue to search the wreckage Saturday afternoon.

After moving eastward from Arkansas, the storm system crossed into Missouri, Mississippi, and Illinois, before barreling through Tennessee, Kentucky and destroying a number of structures.

“Everything happened so fast,” Kyanna Parsons-Perez, a candle factory employee, said on the “Today” showOn Saturday morning.

According to Kentucky Gov., 110 people were trapped when the factory collapsed. Andy Beshear (D). About 40 people have been saved so far. But Beshear is optimistic “at least dozens”The factory is dead.

“This will be, I believe, the deadliest tornado system to ever run through Kentucky,” the governor said. A tornado that ripped through 200-miles of ground is thought to have flattened entire communities.

Parsons-Perez told CNN that it “breaks her heart” to hear how many people did not make it out of the factory. She said that workers were gathered inside a storm shelter when she noticed the lights flickering. It was then she sensed a gale approaching.

“All of the sudden we could feel the wind, and then my ears kind of start popping, as if they would if you’re on a plane. And then we did like a little rock ― this way, and this way ― and then, Boom, everything came down on us,” she recalled on “Today.” Parsons-Perez said she heard screams and prayers in Spanish and English.

Her journey began streaming live on Facebook while she was pinned beneath about 5 feet of rubble in order to draw attention to the factory workers’ predicament after a 911 responder told her many people needed assistance.

“It was absolutely the most terrifying thing I’ve ever experienced in my life,” she said, adding that those who were trapped had help from an unlikely source: prisoners who were working in the factory at the time.

“When I tell you those prisoners were working their tails off to get us out ― they were helping,” she said. “Because, you know, they could’ve used that moment to try to run away or anything. They did not. They were there, they were helping us.”

Bowling Green woman claims that she was being pulled out by the winds as she tried to gather her last family members in the basement.

“We ran downstairs because we heard the siren, and then I heard something that sounded like a train,” the woman told WHAS, a local ABC affiliate. Only her first name was Angie.

“I got all of the kids in the basement,” Angie said, recalling how she handed her granddaughter off to another family member before being torn away from them.

“It picked me up and threw me out of the house,” she said of the storm, which caused an injury to her leg. Angie claimed that her mother, an elderly woman, was also tossed from the house. She was landed in front of a car in the driveway and suffered a head injury. She’s now in stable condition at a hospital.

Eddie Knight from Sacramento, Kentucky captured terrifying video that was lit by flashes lightning caused by a powerful tornado close to his house. You can watch his video here.

Knight said that although he had seen many storms in his life, nothing was quite like the tornado. He was fortunate to be able stay at home. However, he has heard of many others who suffered severe damage.

Drone footage revealed scenes of destruction over Mayfield, Kentucky. This is where the Candle Factory once was located.

Two Mayfield neighbors survived by “laying down in their hallway,” Spectrum News reporter Jonathon Gregg wrote on Twitter. Their homes were photographed with crumbling brick walls, piles full of splintered timber and scattered appliances.

On Saturday, rescue workers continued to dig people from the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville. Michael Fillback, Edwardsville Police Chief told a St. Louis news stationIt’s possible that at least 50 people were inside the warehouse when it was destroyed.

Although authorities claim that people were killed in the attack, it is still not known how many.

Aisha White spoke with KMOV, a CBS affiliate in her area. She said that Friday was a phone call she had made to a family member who works at the warehouse.

“He was on the phone with me while it was happening,” White told the outlet. “The tornado was hitting the back of the building, the trucks were coming in, I told him to jump out the truck and duck.” White could not immediately find her family member when she arrived on the scene.

Edwardsville resident Jack Bench described how he waited in his basement during the storm, as it passed overhead.

“It sounded like a train went through here. It lasted about three minutes and then it got quiet,” he told FOX2 reporter John Pertzborn.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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