MAYFIELD, Ky. — Everywhere you turn in Mayfield is another story of survival. 

Three days after tornadoes devastated cities and the lives along with them, residents are left picking up the pieces and coping with the experiences they had. 

What You Need To Know

  • Residents who survived are left with the experiences they had during Friday night's catastrophic tornado

  • They're working with the more than 450 National Guard members as well as hundreds of first responders searching for survivors

  • Search and rescue efforts are ongoing — click here for updates

"This ceiling came down. I was stuck for a couple seconds right there," said resident Adrean Puckett while standing in the rubble of his home. 

For resident Angela Wheeler, she remembers her husband yelling, "help, I'm trapped" very clearly.

"And it just happened that we had a neighbor who finally heard us," she said. 

The only thing resident Jerry Crouch could say is, "We're just thankful God took care of us." 

Community members continue picking up the pieces after Friday's deadly tornado rocked the small town of Mayfield. (Spectrum News 1/Jonathon Gregg)

The deadly Mayfield tornado has been more destructive than most people could imagine. The tornado stayed on the ground for 227 miles, according to the National Weather Service. Gov. Andy Beshear said 200 of those miles were in Kentucky. 

"This will be, I believe, the deadliest tornado system to ever run through Kentucky," Beshear said at a news conference. 

Puckett said it was like a "street fight" trying to survive. 

“All that air pressure shot thorough the windows and there was glass flying all over the place I was shot up against the wall," Puckett explained. 

Residents are working with the more than 450 National Guard members and hundreds of first responders searching for other survivors. 

“A lot of these soldiers are volunteering their time, have been approved to come out here and help. So we are going out and checking for survivors or checking for anyone that is injured anybody that is in need," said Jeremy Locke of Aerial Recovery Group.

Search and rescue efforts continue. Click here for updates.