A harrowing Facebook video, posted from inside a Kentucky candle factory, gives an idea of the horror faced by those trapped by debris after deadly tornados tore through the South and Midwest on Friday night.

Kyanna Lou is the one and only credit for the video. It lasts approximately 1 minute 41 seconds. Multiple voices, possibly candle factory workers, can be heard crying as they plead for help following the Mayfield tornado. 

A woman can be heard saying, “I don’t know who is watching,” “We were hit by a hurricane. “I’m working in Mayfield, and I feel trapped. 

“Please, y’all give us your help. We are located at Mayfield Candle Factory. Please, please. Y’all! We need your help. Please send some assistance, as we’re trapped. 

The female then provided further information about the working conditions of the workers. 

She added, “The wall is still on me.” “Nobody can reach us, y’all. We can’t move.” 

Kyanna Lou, the woman believed to be on the Facebook video asking for help as she and other workers were trapped at a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky

Kyanna Lou (the woman believed to be Kyanna Lou) is the one who posted the video on Facebook asking for help. She and others were stuck at Mayfield’s candle factory.

Lou begging for help, saying 'the wall is stuck on me' and that nobody can get to the factory to assist them

Lou begs for help and says that the wall has become stuck to her. Nobody can reach the factory to rescue Lou

Mayfield Consumer Products prior to the tornado, where workers from the candle factory are currently stuck

Mayfield Consumer Products, before the tornado. Where workers are stuck at the candle factory is currently

A storm watcher claimed that fire personnel have arrived on the scene to try and help the factory workers

Storm watcher reported that firefighters arrived at the site to assist the workers in the factory.

Mayfield, Kentucky, was the scene of devastation on Friday night after a tornado smashed through the centre, ripping the tower off the Victorian courthouse

Mayfield, Kentucky, was the site of destruction after Friday’s tornado that ripped through its centre and tore the Victorian courthouse tower down,

Storefronts in Mayfield, KY, were ripped open and their contents flung onto the sidewalk

Mayfield KY Storefronts were broken into and contents left on the sidewalk.

Then, she is heard telling another person in the room “Calm down”, before proceeding. 

“Please, y’all pray for us and get someone to help us. There was a tornado. Then the building collapsed. The safe refuge place was our home. All of the building collapsed. Now we are trapped. 

Chris Jackson, storm-watcher, stated that firefighters arrived just before 1 am.

“We have many cars sorta fused into one tractor-trailer. There was a candle factory that measured approximately 120,000 square feet. Now the whole building has been demolished and there’s at least one vehicle in the middle. he tweeted

No deaths have been reported as of midnight in Mayfield after a severe tornado hit, but the Kentucky State Police stated that death is possible. 

A researcher measured that debris could travel up to 30,000 feet through the air. This is almost a record.  

The tornadoes left a path of destruction that killed a nursing home resident in Arkansas and another person in Missouri, trapped workers inside a collapsed Amazon warehouse in Illinois and leveled Mayfield – home to about 10,000 people. 

Mayfield, KY, was devastated by the tornado on Friday night

Mayfield, KY was destroyed in the tornado that struck Friday night

Large trees were uprooted and a dark shadow hung over the skies of Mayfield, Kentucky on Friday night

A large number of trees had to be uprooted, and an unsettling shadow hovered over Mayfield, Kentucky.

Emergency crews were on the scene in Monette, Arkansas, where two people died in a nursing home collapse

In Arkansas, Monette saw two deaths from a collapsed nursing home. Two of the victims were so close to death that emergency crews arrived on the scene.

The Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, was pictured on Friday night with its roof ripped off after a tornado swept through the area

Amazon Warehouse in Edwardsville (IL) was photographed Friday night, with the roof torn away by a tornado.

The huge tornado is seen as a black shadow in the sky, as emergency crews respond to the warehouse in Edwardsville

As emergency crews rush to Edwardsville, the huge tornado can be seen in the sky as a dark shadow.

Lightning bolts can be seen in the distance as the emergency workers tried to free those trapped inside the Amazon warehouse

As emergency personnel tried to rescue those stuck in Amazon’s warehouse, lightning bolts could be seen from a distance.

According to storm trackers, Mayfield was one of the hardest hit areas by storms, with debris being thrown up to 30,000 feet in the air.

Brett Adair from Live Storms Media stated that Mayfield saw ‘absolute destruction’.  

Craig Ceecee is a Mississippi State University meteorologist and researcher who described the Mayfield Storm as “among the strongest ever recorded”.

He described it as a’very violent tornado.

‘Communities being hit hard. It will be difficult to know the extent of it until tomorrow morning. He tweeted, “We have to pray and think for the people being affected.”  

Mayfield was founded in 19th century. The storm battered its main street.

Numerous Victorian buildings, which included the courthouse built in 1888, were damaged badly. It was the fourth building of its kind on the property.

In 1990, the courthouse was renovated.

According to Graves County’s economic development board, Mayfield residents are considered living in poverty by 35 percent. They work in food processing and manufacturing. 

Friday evening, Kentucky’s governor declared a state emergency

Andy Beshear mobilized the Kentucky Guard as well as the Kentucky State Police in response to the devastation in western Kentucky.  

No fatalities have been identified so far. However, WLWT reports that officers indicated that they expect a loss of life.

Many agencies respond and assist the Kentucky State Police.

According to the governor, he would share an update with Kentucky Division of Emergency Management officials Saturday morning at 5 a.m.

Beshear stated in a tweet that “We are praying for Western Kentucky families,”

KARK reported that 2 people were murdered in Monette’s nursing home. The residents of this small, north-east Arkansas town were given orders to stay put.

According to Craighead County Judge Marvin Day, crews on the spot reported that the nursing home was partially collapsing with five other people injured, and up to 20 trapped. 

Melissa Moon (a reporter for WREG3) tweeted a photo showing the Monette Manor nursing facility in severe damage, along with what appeared like a mangled car bed. 

Southern Illinois Fire Incidents located nearly 300 miles from Monette reported that there had been a mass casualty at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville. More than 20 firefighters responded to the scene.  

‘About a third of the warehouse is torn down and damaged from either straight by line winds or tornado,’ tweeted Jenna Rae, with Illinois’s KMOV station. 

One woman stated that she was talking with a relative in the warehouse at the time the storm struck.

Aisha White stated to KMOV that he was talking on the phone while it was taking place. 

“The tornado hit the back of the structure, and the trucks were coming in. I instructed him to get out of the truck, duck, and then he did. 

“We saw the building rise, and stuff hit the cars. I said that I was going to go.” 

J.B. Pritzker, governor of Illinois, tweeted: ‘My prayers are with the people of Edwardsville tonight, and I’ve reached out to the mayor to provide any needed state resources.’ 

Richard Rocha is an Amazon spokesperson. He stated: “The safety of our partners and employees is our number one priority right now. 

“We are currently assessing the situation, and we will share any additional information as soon as it becomes available.”  

And across the region, tornadoes on Friday night were barreling through parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky – with one becoming what a storm chaser said was the first quad-state tornado in U.S. history.

The tornado watch was active until 2am CST.  

Photographs posted on social media in Arkansas showed tornadoes touching down on Friday night

Arkansas tornadoes were captured in photographs posted online by Arkansas social media users on Friday night

The footage was captured on social media across the region and showed large swirling towers storm clouds moving across the plains.

Photographs of the tornado were taken by storm chasers along I-55 near Caruthersville Missouri. 

Multiple semis were seen being threw onto their side and twisted on the roads.  

Observers suggested that the tornado measured at 4 or 5 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. 

EF4 tornadoes can reach speeds between 136mph and 165mph, while EF5 tornadoes are capable of reaching winds of up to 200 m/s.

Chris Jackson is a storm chaser who has seen professional storm chasers lift tractor trailers from Steele Missouri and throw them into the air.

He tweeted, “A second tractor trailer has been picked up and thrown onto I-55 at exit 17”. 

“Just talked to the driver. Minor cuts, but it is okay. 

Jackson claimed that there were many emergency workers in the vicinity, flashing their lights as they tried to save people.

He claimed that the power was out along I-69 in Kentucky between Troy, Kentucky and Mayfield.