Kentucky was hit with an historic number of tornedos Friday according to Gov. Andy Beshear.
At least 30 tornedos were reported in six states, but Kentucky seems to have been hit the hardest.
My wife's brother Bill, and his wife Val, live in Dawson Springs in Kentucky, just northeast of the city of Mayfield where the destruction was devastating.
Gov. Beshear reported that at least 70 people have been killed and he expects it to exceed 100 before the day is out.
Bill and Val's home was obliterated by a tornedo that rolled through Dawson Springs. Fortunately, Val's son lives nearby, and they were able to shelter there.
Bill is a Vietnam veteran and Green Beret who did two tours of combat. He's 75 years-old and in very poor health. And he's scheduled for a three-way heart bypass surgery Monday.
The question is, will his surgery get postponed by an influx of casualties in the hospital where he's scheduled to go?
I'm thankful they have a place to shelter right now. There're hundreds (if not thousands) of other families who may not be so lucky tonight, where more bad weather is predicted.
"This is the most devasting tornado in our state's history... the level of devastation is unlike anything I've ever seen," Gov. Beshear told the press.
Untold challenges face Bill and Val, along with thousands of other Kentuckians, in the days ahead.