MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky A man suffered a fatal heart attack while cleaning up storm debris at his daughter’s home, authorities said as the death toll rose from a tornado, authorities said. Vortex recently broke out over many states of the United States.
Service for Terry Martin Jayne, 67, was scheduled for Wednesday in his hometown of Russellville. Warren County coroner Kevin Kirby said Jayne suffered a heart attack Saturday and was taken to the emergency room where he was pronounced dead.
Jayne helped clear debris at his daughter’s home in Bowling Green, where officials said 14 other people were killed by the tornado, including 11 on a street.
According to his obituary, Jayne had run a flower shop for 45 years. He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter, three grandchildren, and four siblings.
“He’s the same as always, helping others,” Jayne’s brother, Bruce Russell-Jayne of Carmel, Indiana, wrote on Facebook. “Rest in peace my ‘Little Brother’. We are so shocked and can’t believe you’re gone.”
Jayne’s death pushed the total number of hurricane casualties in five states to 89, including 75 in Kentucky.
The National Weather Service continued to assess the extent of the storm Wednesday. Eight states recorded at least 41 severe weather tornadoes on December 10 and 11, including 16 in Tennessee and eight in Kentucky.
The most significant damage occurred in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky, where President Joe Biden visited Wednesday to comfort those severely damaged by the storm.
In Kentucky, Lacedric Richardson and his two daughters stopped by to buy some essentials at Mayfield High School, which has a gym with food, clothing, toiletries, and supplies. other uses.
Richardson, 36, said he was due to go to work Friday at the candle factory, where eight of his colleagues were killed, but happened to be ill.
“I felt all sorts of mixed emotions knowing I could have been there,” he said. “I feel grateful, but then I feel like I could have done more if I was there.”
The candle company announced this week that it will give each employee $1,000 to support costs and conduct an independent review of its emergency protocols. The state is also investigating the factory deaths.
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