Storage Wars star Dan Dotson recently sent out his “prayers” to the victims of a string of Tornadoes. The tornadoes devastated parts of the Southern and Central United States earlier this weekend. Dotson, whose an experienced auctioneer and an important part of the A&E show, paid his respects over Twitter.
Dotson is likely sending these wishes from his home in California, where he has a full-service auction company.
“Prayers go out to the tornado victims. #GodblessAmerica,” the auctioneer wrote in a Tweet.
He also embedded a photo of a sunset.
The Storage Wars star is one of the many people who are sending their condolences.
The ‘Storage Wars’ Star Sends Condolences to Shose in the Six States Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes
According to CNN, there were at least 50 Tornado reports Friday Night and Saturday morning. These reports came from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, and Tennessee. Kentucky is amongst the worst hit, with the town of Mayfield experiencing a devastating blow.
Additionally, officials fear that more than 80 are dead following the string of tragedies. However, that number might rise. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear fears the death toll will reach over 100 in his state alone.
“One of our challenges is we’re losing so many people in this, most of our morgues aren’t big enough, so our coroners from all over the state are coming in,” Beshear said in a statement. Rescue efforts are currently underway.
Multiple Factories Collapsed in the Storm
Amongst the collapsed buildings are a candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, and a nursing home in Arkansas. All three of those collapses caused casualties.
In the nursing home collapse, only one resident died. While the loss of life is tragic, the Arkansas governor noted that it’s a “miracle” that there wasn’t a greater loss of life.
Additionally, thousands have been left without power. Over 50,000 people are without power in Kentucky as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The Amazon warehouse incident resulted in six casualties. Workers, who were there late, were given 11 minutes to prepare.
“Managers were on the loudspeakers telling people to get to the shelter-in-place area. They were also being guided by other managers and other employees who were trying to get everybody to that safe location,” a spokesperson for the company said.
“It’s really important to us as a company that we take care of not just our employees but our employees who lost their loved ones in this tragic event – their families as well as the community as a whole,” she continued.
The company is currently working to make sure everyone is accounted for as search and rescue efforts continue. The condolences, like those from Dotson of Storage Wars and others, continue to pour in for the victims and those grieving their loved ones.