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Photos: Before and after satellite images reveal the extent of tornadoes' destruction

<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Overview of Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory and nearby buildings before the tornado on Jan. 28, 2017. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right) Overview of the damage to the Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory and nearby buildings after the tornado on Dec. 11, 2021.
Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies.
<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Overview of Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory and nearby buildings before the tornado on Jan. 28, 2017. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right) Overview of the damage to the Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory and nearby buildings after the tornado on Dec. 11, 2021.

Updated December 13, 2021 at 4:41 PM ET

Multiple states in the South and Midwest are dealing with massive damage and destruction following a series of deadly tornadoes that ravaged the region Friday night into Saturday morning.

The extreme weather occurred in parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri — with communities in western Kentucky hit exceptionally hard.

In Kentucky, 64 people have been confirmed killed and at least 105 were unaccounted for as of Monday, according to Gov. Andy Beshear. At least 14 people have also died in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee.

Search and rescue operations are continuing throughout the area and a state of emergency has been declared.

What follows below are satellite images showing the scale of the devastation in three of the states that were hit.

Mayfield, Ky.

<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Overview of Downtown Mayfield, Ky. on Jan. 28 2017. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): Overview of damage in downtown Mayfield, Ky. on Dec. 11, 2021.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies.
<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Overview of Downtown Mayfield, Ky. on Jan. 28 2017. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): Overview of damage in downtown Mayfield, Ky. on Dec. 11, 2021.
<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Homes and buildings before the tornado in Mayfield, Ky. on Jan. 28, 2017. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): this image shows the damage to homes and buildings after the tornado in Mayfield, Ky. on Dec. 11, 2021.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies.
<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Homes and buildings before the tornado in Mayfield, Ky. on Jan. 28, 2017. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): this image shows the damage to homes and buildings after the tornado in Mayfield, Ky. on Dec. 11, 2021.

Monette, Arkansas

<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Farm buildings before tornado in Monette, Arkansas on Feb. 22, 2021. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): Damage to farm buildings after tornado in Monette, Arkansas on Dec. 11, 2021.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies.
<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Farm buildings before tornado in Monette, Arkansas on Feb. 22, 2021. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): Damage to farm buildings after tornado in Monette, Arkansas on Dec. 11, 2021.
<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Close-up view of Monette Manor Nursing Home on Feb. 22, 2021. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): Close-up view shows damage to Monette Manor Nursing Home on Dec. 11, 2021.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Close-up view of Monette Manor Nursing Home on Feb. 22, 2021. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): Close-up view shows damage to Monette Manor Nursing Home on Dec. 11, 2021.

Edwardsville, Ill.

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<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Amazon Warehouse and buildings Edwardsville, Illinois on Sept. 24, 2021. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): Amazon Warehouse and buildings Edwardsville, Illinois on Dec. 11, 2021
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
<strong>BEFORE</strong> (left): Amazon Warehouse and buildings Edwardsville, Illinois on Sept. 24, 2021. <strong>AFTER</strong> (right): Amazon Warehouse and buildings Edwardsville, Illinois on Dec. 11, 2021