Tornadoes devastate West Tennessee and Kentucky
A house in Mayfield, Kentucky, photographed by John Partipilo on Dec. 12, 2021.
At least four people in Tennessee are dead after tornadoes ripped through northwest Tennessee and Kentucky early Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service confirmed seven tornadoes touched down in Tennessee but haven’t confirmed if the same tornado damaged Tennessee and Kentucky.
In Weakley County, Dresden was hard hit, as was Newbern in Dyer County. Tornadoes also touched down in Middle Tennessee’s Dickson, Humphreys, Cheatham, Perry, Hickman, Davidson, Sumner and Wilson counties.
The most severe damage was to Mayfield, Kentucky, about 35 miles north of Dresden in Graves County, which borders Tennessee. The town sustained a direct hit that wiped out most of the downtown area.
Photojournalist John Partipilo traveled to the area Sunday to document the devastation.
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