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Satellite photos show Amazon warehouse in Illinois before and after part of its roof collapsed in a tornado, killing at least 6 people

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Satellite photos show Amazon warehouse in Illinois before and after part of its roof collapsed in a tornado, killing at least 6 people

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A satellite image from December 11 shows the destruction of an Amazon facility in Edwardsville, Ill., After a historic tornado toppled much of the facility, killing at least six.Satellite image © 2021 Maxar Technologies

  • A historic storm on Friday wreaked havoc across the country, with tornadoes hitting five states.

  • Amazon said the facility was in the midst of a shift change when the tornado hit.

  • Emergency personnel do not expect any survivors to remain and begin a recovery operation.

Satellite images captured the extent of destruction after a historic tornado hit an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Ill., Killing six people Friday night.

A severe storm swept through the center of the country on Friday and created tornadoes in Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. Although mapping takes time, meteorologists have speculated that one of the tornadoes, dubbed the “four-state tornado,” may have set the record for the longest continuous tornado in US history. .

Satellite captures Amazon facility a day before historic tornado hits Edwardsville

Satellite photos show Amazon warehouse in Illinois before and after part of its roof collapsed in a tornado, killing at least 6 people

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A satellite image from December 11 shows an Amazon facility in Edwardsville, Ill., Before a historic tornado overturned much of the facility, killing at least six people.Satellite image © 2021 Maxar Technologies

Edwardsville Fire Chief James Whiteford told a press conference on Saturday that Amazon did not have a specific employee count because a shift change was underway at the time this happened .

Whiteford also confirmed that 150 meters of Amazon’s facility collapsed during the tornado after both sides of the building collapsed inward, causing the roof to fall, KMOV reported.

Satellite captures the aftermath of the historic tornado, which hit Amazon’s Edwardsville facility

Satellite photos show Amazon warehouse in Illinois before and after part of its roof collapsed in a tornado, killing at least 6 people

 | Breaking News Updates

A satellite image from December 11 shows the destruction of an Amazon facility in Edwardsville, Ill., After a historic tornado toppled much of the facility, killing at least six.Satellite image © 2021 Maxar Technologies

Emergency personnel do not expect any survivors to remain and have redirected their rescue operation to a recovery mission.

Whiteford said recovery is expected to last an additional three days, with research being done during the day.

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