Published on 13 December 2021
During the night of 10-11 December 2021, a devastating tornado ripped through Kentucky, USA, causing hundreds of deaths. The most devastated town was Mayfield, whose town centre was razed to the ground.
This mosaic, composed using images acquired by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites on 6 and 11 December, shows in red the path followed by the tornado (left image) and the town of Mayfield destroyed after the passage of the tornado (right image).
Data derived from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites are used to produce maps for authorities involved in emergency situations.