Kentucky tornado survivor 'just thankful to be here' after losing home in deadly weekend storms


Lindsey appeared on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday, expressing her gratitude to be alive and her many “blessings” despite the tragic weekend. 

“We’re just thankful to be here and be alive at this moment, and we’ve had a huge outpouring of blessings just every single day,” Lindsey stated.  “So we just wanted to reach out and say thank you to everybody, and it’s been a whirlwind, for sure.”

Lindsey also told co-hosts Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino how grateful she was to be reunited with her dog, as she and her family had to leave their home abruptly before the storms hit. 

Mayfield, Kentucky

Mayfield, Kentucky (Fox News Digital)

“We had to hurry up and get out of there Friday night because there was another round of storms coming, and Saturday morning my friends called, and they were already back over at my house, and they found the dog,” Lindsey explained. 

“We’re all thankful to be alive,” she continued. 

Kentucky was the hardest hit state over the weekend, with four tornadoes sweeping through the state, ultimately taking the lives of at least 74 people. 

One of the tornadoes had a path of destruction of 200 miles. 

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Monday he expects the death toll to climb, and predicted there are many more people unaccounted for.

President Biden is expected to arrive in Kentucky on Wednesday to assess the storm damage as victims like Lindsey begin to recover from the tragedy just two weeks before Christmas. 

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