The United States declared a state of emergency in Illinois and Tennessee.

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The White House has reported that President Joe Biden will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to check on the damage in person. Specifically, he will visit Fort Campbell, Mayfield, and Dawson Springs.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has declared this Monday a state of emergency in Illinois and Tennessee. This measure involves direct assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a body that will coordinate a joint response to tornadoes in several states of the United States.

"The President authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, to alleviate hardship and suffering in the local population, and provide adequate assistance for the necessary cases," Biden has indicated in a statement through the White House. This measure also implies federal funding of 75 percent.

Specifically, aid for the state of Illinois is established for the counties of Bond, Cass, Coles, Effingham, Fayette, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, and Shelby, while for Tennessee, it will be for the counties of Cheatham, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Obion, Stewart, and Weakley.

In Illinois, the concern now centers on a warehouse that collapsed in the city of Edwardsville, killing at least six people after collapsing the structure of the concrete building, about 27 centimeters thick. The death toll is expected to rise as security forces work on the ground.

On the other hand, the governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee, has said on social networks this Monday that he will "evaluate the impact of the storms" and that all the resources are already being deployed to "immediately help the communities." According to the latest information, at least four people have died in Tennessee. According to the chief of staff of the state Emergency Management Agency, Alex Pellom, one is missing, as reported by NBC News.

KILLED IN KENTUCKY BY TORNADOES

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed this Monday that at least 74 people had lost their lives, and 105 people were missing. This figure will probably increase as the hours go by deceased as of destruction, "he said.

One of the places where they work to remove debris is the candle factory in the city of Mayfield, an industrial warehouse in which, at the time of the tornado, about 110 people were working and which has been destroyed. . About 40 people have been rescued so far. Still, there may be no more rescues alive.

Among the victims already identified, there are at least six minors, the smallest of them barely five months old. The governor has ordered that all the flags of public institutions fly at half-staff for a week in tribute to all these deceased, reports the CNN network.

Meanwhile, the White House has reported that President Joe Biden will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to check the damage in person. Specifically, he will visit Fort Campbell, Mayfield, and Dawson Springs. Biden approved the emergency declaration for Kentucky last Saturday.

Weather services have recorded about 50 tornadoes in Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee.