During the two days following the deadly Dec. 11 tornado outbreak in western Kentucky, WLKY’s Chopper HD has been in the air getting a look at what the damage looks like from above. When the deadly storms crossed over into Kentucky, Mayfield was one of its first stops.The downtown area was particularly hard-hit, but from the air it is easy to see the damage extended across the entire community. National Guard helicopters surveyed the area Saturday, Dec. 11, as the search for survivors got underway.Their biggest challenge has been digging through the decimated candle factory where dozens of victims were feared buried.Roughly 30 miles east of Mayfield in Land Between the Lakes, dozens of homes were flattened, entire swaths of trees laid out on their sides.In one cul-de-sac, debris from homes scattered on the side of the cliff below. Dawson Springs, Kentucky, also took a direct hit. Several homes were wiped from their foundations, one lifted off in one piece and then set back down.Buildings that were spared suffered severe damage. Few structures were left untouched. In the small town of Bremen, homes were completely shredded, cars tossed upside down and trees snapped in half. A sidewalk leading to a home is no longer there. People could be seen climbing over mounds of rubble trying to salvage what is left of their belongings. From above, a clear path of destruction could be seen cutting through Bowling Green neighborhoods.The tornado’s path seemed to go on for miles across the city, wiping out homes and businesses.The roof tore off of one store, some store shelves inside tossed over, others left untouched. In Grayson County, the storm tossed around campers and boats at a marina supply store at Falls of Rough State Park.The storms ripped off the roofs of several homes in Hart County, while leveling others completely.Crews were there Sunday, Dec. 12, working to restore power. While many areas were spared the storm’s wrath, at least 18 counties in Kentucky have reported some kind of damage.

During the two days following the deadly Dec. 11 tornado outbreak in western Kentucky, WLKY’s Chopper HD has been in the air getting a look at what the damage looks like from above.

When the deadly storms crossed over into Kentucky, Mayfield was one of its first stops.

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The downtown area was particularly hard-hit, but from the air it is easy to see the damage extended across the entire community.

National Guard helicopters surveyed the area Saturday, Dec. 11, as the search for survivors got underway.

Their biggest challenge has been digging through the decimated candle factory where dozens of victims were feared buried.

Roughly 30 miles east of Mayfield in Land Between the Lakes, dozens of homes were flattened, entire swaths of trees laid out on their sides.

In one cul-de-sac, debris from homes scattered on the side of the cliff below.

Dawson Springs, Kentucky, also took a direct hit. Several homes were wiped from their foundations, one lifted off in one piece and then set back down.

Buildings that were spared suffered severe damage. Few structures were left untouched.

In the small town of Bremen, homes were completely shredded, cars tossed upside down and trees snapped in half.

A sidewalk leading to a home is no longer there. People could be seen climbing over mounds of rubble trying to salvage what is left of their belongings.

From above, a clear path of destruction could be seen cutting through Bowling Green neighborhoods.

The tornado’s path seemed to go on for miles across the city, wiping out homes and businesses.

The roof tore off of one store, some store shelves inside tossed over, others left untouched.

In Grayson County, the storm tossed around campers and boats at a marina supply store at Falls of Rough State Park.

The storms ripped off the roofs of several homes in Hart County, while leveling others completely.

Crews were there Sunday, Dec. 12, working to restore power.

While many areas were spared the storm’s wrath, at least 18 counties in Kentucky have reported some kind of damage.

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