Gov. Baker: Massachusetts "Ready To Support" After Midwest Tornadoes


Destruction in Mayfield, Kentucky after a devastating tornado passed through. Photo: Getty Images

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Gov. Charlie Baker says Massachusetts is ready to pitch in after a string of deadly tornadoes ripped through parts of the South and the Midwest this weekend.

The governor said the state was "ready to support the response and recovery in these states," in a tweet on Saturday. Kentucky was the state worst impacted by the storms, and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said he expected the death toll to rise above 100.

The City of Mayfield in western Kentucky was especially hard-hit. The governor said in an emergency declaration request that one of the tornadoes stretched over 200 miles and is being recognized as one of the longest in history. flattened,

Requests for comment to Gov. Baker's office and the National Guard were not returned as of Sunday afternoon.

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