The following story was written by a student on the staff of The Jaguar Times as part of Hilliard Bradley High School’s Journalism Production course.
by Jahari Henry
On December 10th, 2021 Mother Nature once again unleashed her wrath. This country and its many regions are susceptible to a plethora of natural disasters. Ferocious hurricanes the gulf coast, unyielding fires on the west coast, and unbearable blizzards in New England, but in Kentucky and many other great plain states tornado damage ripped through fields, homes, towns and cities leaving a staggering 77 victims dead.
In response to the destruction Kentucky’s governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency. On a Federal level President Joe Biden deployed 568 National Guard Members to help with the cleanup and any rescue efforts necessary. President Biden also announced that 100% of the cost for clean up and damages will be covered by the federal government for the first 30 days. Estimated costs to repair the damage in Kentucky reach figures as high as five billion dollars. That exorbitant amount of money coupled with 77 deaths makes these series of tornadoes the deadliest in Kentucky's history.