PADUCAH — Dec. 10, 2021, is a date we all know well. From 8:54 to 11:48 p.m., an EF-4 tornado roared its way from Woodland Hills, Tennessee, to just west of McDaniels, Kentucky, causing destruction in Cayce, Mayfield, Benton and Princeton, Kentucky, and many places in between, a path measuring 165 miles.

There were 57 deaths and 515 injuries attributed to that one tornado estimated to have been 2,600 yards (almost 1.5 miles) wide. It was the ninth confirmed tornado in a system that spawned 71 confirmed tornadoes and one of two EF-4 storms.

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