Dec 17, 2021 - Science

Tornadoes death toll rises to 90 after teen's body found in Kentucky

 Loren Grable searches in the rain for mementoes in rubble that was once her grandparents' home before it was destroyed during last week's tornado on December 16, 2021 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

Loren Grable on Thursday searches for mementoes in rubble that was once her grandparents' home before it was destroyed during last week's tornado in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The body of a 13-year-old girl was found in a Kentucky neighborhood razed in last weekend's tornadoes and storms that lashed six U.S. states, raising the death toll in the state to 76 and 90 overall, per AP.

The big picture: Nyssa Brown was one of seven family members to die in the Bowling Green tornado. The National Weather Service has released preliminary findings showing that western Kentucky was hit by an EF-4 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale — meaning the damage it caused was "devastating."

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