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

There were 57 deaths and 515 injuries attributed to this one tornado estimated to be 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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