Survivors of a massive storm system say they’ve never seen anything like the storms that swept through several states late Friday and early Saturday, spawning freight train-like tornadoes and extreme winds that swept through several states. destroyed homes and buildings, including an Amazon warehouse and an elderly care center. ease.

More than 70 people are believed to have died, with rescuers still sifting through the wreckage on Saturday afternoon.

The storm system moved east from Arkansas to parts of Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois before passing through Tennessee and Kentucky, where a candle factory was among the destroyed structures .

“It all happened so fast,” Kyanna Parsons-Perez, employee of a candle factory, said in the show “Today” Saturday morning.

The plant was hit by a tornado and collapsed on approximately 110 people who were inside at the time, according to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D). So far around 40 people have been rescued, but Beshear believes “at least tens” died inside the factory.

“It will be, I believe, the deadliest tornado system to ever pass through Kentucky,” said the governor. noted. A tornado is said to have ravaged 200 miles of land, flattening entire neighborhoods.

Parsons-Perez told CNN it “breaks his heart” to hear how many people have not come out of the factory. Workers had gathered in a storm shelter in the building, she said, when the lights started flashing and she felt a gust of wind coming.

“Suddenly we could feel the wind, and then my ears crackled, like they would if you were on a plane. And then we liked a little rock over here, and over here and then, boomit all fell on us, ”she recalls in“ Today. ”Parsons-Perez said she heard cries and prayers in Spanish and English.

She started live stream on Facebook as she was stuck under about 5 feet of rubble in order to draw attention to the plight of factory workers after a 911 responder told her there were many people in need of help.

“It was absolutely the most terrifying thing I have ever experienced in my life,” she said, adding that those trapped had received help from an unlikely source: the prisoners who were working. in the factory at the time.

“When I tell you that these prisoners were going out of their way to get us out, they were helping us,” she said. “Because, you know, they could have used that moment to try to get away or whatever.” They do not have. They were there, they were helping us.

A woman from Bowling Green, Ky., Said the winds pulled her out of her house just as she gathered the last of her family in the basement.

“We ran downstairs because we heard the siren, then I heard something that sounded like a train,” the woman said WHAS, a local subsidiary of ABC. She only gave her first name, Angie.

“I have all the kids in the basement,” Angie said, recalling how she handed her granddaughter to another family member before she was torn from them.

“He picked me up and threw me out of the house,” she said of the storm, which injured her leg. Angie said her elderly mother was also thrown out of the house and landed under a sedan in the driveway, injuring her head. She is now in stable condition in a hospital.

Eddie Knight, a resident of Sacramento, Ky., Filmed a terrifying video lit only by lightning from a towering tornado near his home. (Watch his video above.)

Knight told CNN on Saturday afternoon that he had seen a lot of storms, but nothing like this tornado. His house has been spared, but he knows others that have not been so fortunate.

Drone footage showed scenes of utter devastation over Mayfield, Ky., Where the candle factory once stood.

Two Mayfield neighbors survived by ‘lying in their hallway’, Spectrum News reporter Jonathon Gregg wrote on Twitter. Photos of their homes showed crumbling brick walls and stacks of shattered wood and strewn household appliances.

Rescue workers were still rooting people out of the Amazon warehouse collapse in Edwardsville, Ill., On Saturday. Edwardsville Police Chief Michael Fillback told a St. Louis news station that around 50 people were probably in the warehouse when it was destroyed.

Authorities say people have been killed, but an exact number is not yet known.

A local CBS affiliate, KMOV, spoke to Aisha White, who said she was on the phone Friday night with a family member who worked at the warehouse.

“He was on the phone with me while this was happening,” White told the outlet. “The tornado was hitting the back of the building, the trucks were coming, I told her to jump off the truck and duck.” White could not immediately find her family member when she arrived at the scene.

An Edwardsville resident who gave his name as Jack Bench described the storm waiting in his basement as the storm passed overhead.

“It looked like a train was passing through here. It lasted about three minutes, then it calmed down, ”he said. told FOX2 reporter John Pertzborn.