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carley: you are watching "fox & friends first," i'm carley carly shimkus. .>> we have more on the federal response expected from the white house. carley: we begin with caroline shibley live on the ground in mayfield, kentucky. good morning. what are you seeing this morning? >> just terrible you, ashley and carley. this looks like a movie set. it doesn't seem real. you're seeing a sliver of the devastation behind us. this building collapsed on the truck. you can see a bike behind me. that scene goes on for blocks and blocks, for miles and miles, the city of mayfield, kentucky, absolutely decimated, of course at the epicenter of this, the candle factory that was working an overnight shift, 110 people in there, bodies are in there.
the governor is worried the death toll in the site could top 100. >> one tornado was on the ground, i've got towns that are gone, that are just, i mean, gone. >> reporter: some of the tornadoes originated in arkansas and that's where we're hearing stories heroism. one nursing home gathered residents in the hallway, put pillows over their heads and put their bodies over them to shield them. they told residents to sing hymns and prayed. the sprinkler system came on, dousing the residents. only one life was lost. here's the governor of arkansas. >> it was heaven sucked up the roof and all the contents in it. it's a miracle that with 67
residents that we only lost one there. >> reporter: now, we are seeing federal response here, fema, department of homeland security, we have state and local officials, people coming from all around to help here in kentucky. certainly the storm did rip through six different states, more deaths in illinois. it will take take weeks to get the power back on, months, perhaps years to even recover. carley and ashley, back to you. carley: caroline, thank you. ashley: in washington, president biden approving a disaster declaration in kentucky. carley: alexandria hoff joins us live as lawmakers on capitol hill respond to the tragedy. alexandria, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's such a hard story. president biden says he plans to visit kentucky. for now, he says he wants to wait until a time where he won't be in the way. yesterday, alejandro mayorkas and deanne kriswell traveled to
kentucky and met with local officials and discussed assistance. president biden did approve a major disaster declaration there and is open to doing the same to other states if the governors request it. an emergency declaration accelerates much needed federal aid. right now rescue workers have been desperately sorting through entire regions of fractured homes and businesses, searching for survivors. the national guard has been handing out water and supplies. so right now the resources are clearly urgently needed but fema's head says they're also focused on the long-term. >> this is going to be our new normal and the effects that we're seeing from climate change are the crisis of our generation. we're taking a lot of efforts at fema to work with communities, to help reduce the impacts. >> reporter: now, right now fema will prioritize housing, power, water and fuel. kentucky's governor said he was
grateful for the federal response and for the first responders. that gratitude was echoed by illinois' congresswoman, mary miller. >> this is a very difficult situation and devastation is -- it's hard to describe. we were so grateful for first responders. i think we're seeing the best of america. >> reporter: and today president biden around 11:00 will receive another briefing from those out on the ground and officials who are out there in kentucky and the other storm ravaged states. carley: thank you, alexandria. the story hits close to home for you because you have family in the area as we. ashley: it does. born and raised, lived there 35 years. we covered this all weekend long. it's unrecognizable. and it's a real punch to the gut and i could only imagine how these people feel who have nowhere to go because when you
see these-and carley, you know from covering natural disasters, when you're on the ground it's even worse than what the images could ever portray. i'm fortunate enough that my family, who was there in hopkins county and near mayfield, they got out alive, as far as some of the homes, not so much. carley: i know. i'm so glad to hear that, first of all. but ashley, you look at these images and it's worse than a war zone and the thing that i just keep on thinking is how do you even start to rebuild after something like this sweeps through a town, completely destroys the town. where do you start? how do you start picking up the pieces? and that's why there is federal, local and state resources devoted to this crisis. but my gosh, what a long road ahead for these people. ashley: it's unimage i'mable. that brings me to something else i want to mention. insurance fraud.
people you would like to think, everyone is there to help when something like this happens but in situations like this you will see insurance fraud where people try to t get everything they can from you. these people have lost everything. it's something to be aware of. if you know someone who is going through this or if you're watching this and you're going through it right now. carley: you look at some of these before and after pictures of the towns that were destroyed by the tornado, unbelievable. kentucky governor andy beshear says the damage is hard to describe. he said i think it's going to be the longest and deadliest tornado event in u.s. history. we know that one of the tornadoes was on the ground over 227 miles. 200 of those miles were in the state of kentucky. one of the stories that stood out to me, in mayfield, the town whose images you're looking at right now, people gathered in a church parking lot yesterday, they gathered in the parking lot because the church was completely destroyed but they wanted to gather and pray for
the residents who lost their homes, lost their businesses and unfortunately lost their lives as well. ashley: i want to mention there's an area called dawsons spring that was hit really hard. we've shown videos and had people speak that live there. that's mainly residential when you look at the area that was hit hardest. the shopping district, that didn't get hit hardly at all. it's the residential areas of dawsons springs and local reports say there's up to 100 people missing. carley: we learned of a district judge that died in condition tucky. in illinois, an amazon warehouse, a 29-year-old u.s. navy veteran died in the amazon warehouse in illinois. we'll be talking to one of his friends coming up about his story, who he was, and how he may have died saving other people as well. so much devastation across the
country. look at these images, and it's hard to believe. ashley: hard to stomach and hard to look at, that's for sure. carley: turning to new york city, mayor bill de blasio declaring the city much safer than when he took office even though homicides are up 37% over the last eight years. >> the bottom line is that there is -- today in new york city, it's a much safer city than we were eight years ago. the key is to overcome the horrible patch we've had in the covid era all over the country and rebond police and community. carley: new york progressives including de blasio are being criticized for policies that allow criminals to walk free even after committing dangerous crimes. ashley: armed smash and grab bandits steal watches from a high end dealership in chicago. one suspect is seen standing as a lookout while another uses a
hammer to smash the cases. they stole eight luxury watches. ten customers including children were in the showroom at the time of the robbery. carley: president biden's job approval continues to plummet. a new poll showing most americans do not approve of the way biden is handling nearly every major issue facing the country. ashley: brook sigman is here with all the details. >> reporter: president biden's job approval is taking another hit in a new poll from abc news. at least 70% of americans don't approve of how biden is handling inflation. 63% disapprove of how he is handling immigration. while 57% of americans don't approve of the economic recovery. yesterday, wyoming senator john barrasso discussed the inflation crisis and how it's hurting americans. listen the to this. >> you look at these new inflation numbers and our economy is on its back. people's paychecks are not keeping up. people are hurting and it's the biden policies that have made it
worse. >> reporter: as americans are critical of the biden administration, vice president kamala harris dismissing reports about dysfunction in her office, calling headlines about her, quote, ridiculous and dismissing reports of staff bullying. harris telling the san francisco chronicle in part that there's nothing about her job that is supposed to be easy. as something comes to her it's because it needs to be addressed. she said if it was easy, it would have been handled before it came to her. four vice president staffers are heading to the exit amid reports they don't want to be labeled, quote, harris people, including simone sanders. the vice president expected to promote electric vehicle promotions in the embattled biden spending agenda later today. ashley. ashley: brooke, thank you. sean duffy says the vice president should worry more about the issues facing the country instead of her public image. listen. >> why isn't she at the
southern border? why isn't she talking to little girls who have been sexually assaulted on this trip or the families of migrants who lost a loved one on that horrible trek from central america to our country. did she go to waukesha, wisconsin after the christmas parade massacre and say i'm going to help comfort, i'm going to go to the tough places and talk about tough issues that are outside of her political comfort zone. she hasn't done any of that. carley: dr. fauci says americans should not be surprised if more booster shots are needed to protect against covid-19. >> it's tough to tell because the third shot of an mrna could not only do what we absolutely know it does, it dramatically increased the level of protection. if it becomes necessary to get yet another boost, then we'll just have to deal with it when that occurs. carley: this comes as some health officials debate changing the official requirements of
being fully vaccinated to p include booster shots. as of now those who have two doses or one of johnson & johnson are considered fully vaccinated. dan bongino says this is why democrats keep moving the goal post. >> why does the left move the covid goal post. it may surprise many of you it has nothing to do with the vaccine or science. it has everything to do with someone i heard once from a local politician in maryland, he says government gets bigger and bigger because there's no power in yes. what do you mean by that? what he meant was that government officials derive their power from the ability to tell you and their constituents no and then making their constituents you lobby them and kiss their collective butts to get to yes. now, that's power. carley: and from masks to vaccines, we'll be talking to new york city councilman joe bai
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>> i went up with my flashlight to the house and i noticed there was no walt there and i said i'm going to tell you right now, i'm warning you, the house is gone. ashley: gut wrenching to hear that. tornado survivors pick up the pieces of what is left of their homes in communities after the deadly and devastating tornado outbreak. carley: kentucky congressman james comer joins us now. congressman, this is your district and 95% of it you say has been destroyed. give us the latest on what people are going through right now. >> well, it's just the initial shock and now you wake up the second day of to the reality that it's gone and the thoughts start going through your mind, how do we rebuild, you know, and
in rural america people have pride, they're proud of their rural communities and they want to rebuild, they want to live in rural america. they make that decision and there's no better place in the world and speaking of rural america, when you have a tragedy like this, you see what's so great about rural america. people were out all through the night, through the next day, and now the second day. we tried to help people, searching through rubble. they don't wait for the government. they do it themselves. ashley: a congressman, i was born in the area, i was born in hawkins county, my family still lives there. they're dealing with this as we speak. i want to know where are the people going to go who lost everything, their homes, completely flattened, what are they going to do. >> that's a great question. we've been asking -- we were with the department of homeland security director yes, the femur director and the governor, we talked to the people in the area
where you're from about just exactly that. right now we have temporary housing with the state parks. we have a lot of neighbors who have opened up their homes to many of these people who are now homeless and speaking of numbers, it's well over 1,000 homes have been displaced. in a rural part of west kentucky. that's a significant number of homes and then you have homes that are structurally damaged so that's a great question. we talked to fema. they're going to be bringing in more temporary housing. right you now, with the state parks, with the schools and more than anything, with their neighbors, that's where people are sheltered temporarily now. carley: congressman, what are some of the biggest challenges that your state is facing in the days ahead? >> we still don't have power in the majority of these communities that were hit. even if you live in a rural part of the community that the tornado didn't go through, you're still probably without
power. it knocked out the cell towers in most of these communities so they have no communication. they have no electricity. they have no running water. the tornado destroyed at least two water tanks so it disrupted water for many, many days at the very least and the sewer station in murray is completely gone. so there's a lot of tragedy. there's a lot of infrastructure that has been destroyed and it's going to take many, many days, weeks and months to get it all repaired. ashley: we have a little over a minute here. i want to talk about do consistents -- dawsons springs, it's a very small town. local reports are saying there could be upwards of 100 people still missing. that's not exactly the number we're getting from the governor of kentucky. are you worried that that number is just going to climb as the days go on? >> well, just seeing it firsthand, i've been here this
is now going to be the start of the third day, i don't see how there weren't more deaths than what has already been reported. hopefully, the governor's numbers are right, but the cadaver dogs are everywhere in dawsons springs and mayfield and princeton, they're going through piles of rubble. they're now in rural parts of the community. there's a lot of people that live off the grid and rural areas where we have had to fly drones to see if the there were homes and cabins that were destroyed. there's a lot of searching to do. let's hope and pray that number remains low but it's just hard for me to look at all this destruction and imagine that that small of a number of people have died. carley: we're praying that number stays as low as it possibly can. congressman, you're on the ground, you're living this. president biden said that this is one of the times when we aren't republicans or democrats, and he is right about that. congressman james comer, god bless you. god bless your constituents.
we're thinking about you this morning. the time is 22 minutes after the hour. is new york city safer from the criminals who have been wreaking havoc thanks to liberal crime laws? ashley: well, bill de blasio thinks so. not all victims and business owners agree. city councilman joe borelli is live with his plan to fix the damage done by de blasio.
carley: today's suspected oxford school shotter ethan crumbly will appear in court for the first time. he is charged as an adult with terrorism stemming from the shooting this month. officials are accused of destroying evidence. the school district scrubbed the website of administrators. the lawsuit is seeking $100 million in damages. new york city police arrested five suspected pick pocketers in
rockefeller center. one suspect has 37 prior arrests. the nypd conducting the operation friday after receiving multiple complaints of pick pocketing in the area. it was not immediately clear why the suspect with more than three dozen prior offenses is free. the suspects face charges include grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and jostling. carley: a starting today, new yorkers must mask up to enter all businesses, the sweeping mandate applies to everyone age 2 and up. anyone found in violation of the rule could face a $1,000 fine. businesses who already require proof of full vaccination for all employees and patrons are exempt from the mandate. the rule will be enforced until january 15th. then the state will reassess the need for the mandate. and new york city mayor bill de blasio defends his vaccine mandate on all private businesses says it helps save lives.
>> every time we put a mandate in place, it has worked. we're leading the country and that's because we use incentives and mandates. carley: new york city councilman joe borelli joins us now. what do you make of the vaccine mandate on private businesses, even kids as young as five and the mayor's defense of it? >> it's appalling in general. the one thing the mayor did say that is accurate is that the vaccine mandates implemented did increase the vaccine rates in new york city. the problem is, this is done through gun boat diplomacy and now the mayor has clearly crossed the line of doing something that he has absolutely no ability to institute or enforce. he can't bust down the door of insurance companies, round everyone up at the water cooler and demand to see people's papers. some businesses are not licensed by the city itself so the mayor's doing something he fundamentally doesn't have the
authority to do and i think the courts are going to uphold that as we've seen the biden vaccine mandates for the private sector be continually struck down in federal court carr we're going carley: we're going to have to wait to see about that. kathy hochul announced an indoor mask mandate which starts today. some republican county executives say they won't enforce it. what do you make of her mask mandate and the pushback against it? >> the kaye. -- the crazy part iswe'll see tw york city where there is no omicron variant crisis going on whatsoever. the majority of the state is governed by republicans, conservative upstate new york, bruce blakeman said we're not going to enforce it. the governor has no ability to enforce and institute fines against people so county executives are making the decision and realizing that their hospitals are not overloaded, that omicron is not causing a run on
hospitalizations or deaths and that going to this knee jerk reaction for mandates is counter productive. the logic we hear is what if the next variant is more deadly happens trapped miss i'll. -- and more trans miss i'll. that's not happening right now. they're doing a knee jerk reaction toward restricting liberties and making things less convenient and adding new man a dates. carley: a bill passed that would allow 800,000 noncitizens to vote in elections and mayor de blasio had some interesting thoughts on that topic. listen here. >> i have mixed feelings. i've been very open about it, on this law and i think there are big legal questions but i also respect the city council. they made a decision. carley: mayor de blasio says he doesn't think it's contusional but will sign it into law
anyway. why the push to have noncitizens vote in elections. >> the sad thing with de blasio is for seven years and 11 months of his mayority of eight years total, he opposed to bill because it is contrary to the state's constitution and state election law which requires citizenship. some states put in citizenship statutes to bar municipalities from doing this. new york had one. we're pretending it doesn't exist. all of a sudden because he's making this bid for governor he doesn't want to anger the far left, he just said you know what, we're going to let it pass and see what happens. carley: in the same fox news sunday interview, another thing he said, caught our attention. he said the city is safer now than when he entered office but if you look at these numbers, in 2017 there were 269 murders and now 2021, 443. given those numbers that you see on your screen, how could he say
that? >> the sad thing is that the majority of his mayority, bill de blasio left the police essentially alone and the crime rate did not rise under his mayority until 2019, 2020 and now 2021 and it's all the result of anti-police policies put in place not just by him, but at the state level as well, most notably bail reform. you have someone who tried to fundamentally change the police department on his way out with predictable results and these are results mimicked by other cities around the country that also chose to defund the police, also chose to have anti-police legislation passed. so we're not unique. we're unique only in that we have a leader like bill de blasio who can't read numbers to see that crime is actually clearly up. carley: councilman joe borelli thank you for joining us this morning. >> thanks, carley. ashley: the vast majority of americans say biden's immigration policies are failing
ghost. carley: we are back with a fox news alert. mayfield, kentucky residents attending sunday service in front of the remains of their old church that had been there since the 1940s. america's hardland continuing to -- heartland continuing to pick up the piece as a tornado outbreak slammed six states. kentucky governor andy beshear calling it the most deadly tornado event in the state's history. arkansas governor assa hutch inson said hundreds of homes and businesses are destroyed in the state. two people lost their lives in the storm in arkansas. meanwhile, six amazon employees were killed when the roof of the warehouse they had been working in collapsed. officials fear the death toll from the catastrophic weather event will surpass 100. secretary of state antony blinken standing firm on biden's warning to vladimir putin that
the u.s. and its allies will take unprecedented action if russia continues their aggressive action against ukraine. >> we are looking at and are prepared to take the kinds of steps we refrained from taking in the past that will have massive consequences to russia. ukraine is important. we are resolute to its commitment to its sovereignity. one country can't change the borders of another by force. carley: u.s. officials are concerned the russia military buildup along the ukraine border could lead to an invasion of the country. moscow denied any plans for an invasion. smash and grab robberies are on the rise and president biden's approval rating on his handling of crime is plummeting. marianne rafferty is live in los angeles with the details. marianne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. crime is surging across the u.s. and americans are losing confidence in the president's ability to stop the violence. a new abc poll found 36% of americans approve of biden's
handling of crime. that's down 7% from october. smash and grab mobs are becoming commonplace in democrat-run cities like here in los angeles and chicago. businesses are pouring millions into private security to protect their stores. critics say the white house isn't doing enough to help businesses in cities suffering from the defund the police movement. retail leaders are asking lawmakers to clamp down on marketplaces like amazon and facebook where smash and grab goods are usually sold. >> well, sadly this is entirely too real. so what we're looking for congress to do is hold these marketplaces accountable and to take away thieves' easy access to unsuspecting buyers and make this an unprofitable crime. >> reporter: the biden administration claims it's fighting for more federal support for community policing, saying the department of justice is working closely with state and local agencies to address the surge in retail theft. but the national sheriff's association says it does not see
any evidence of those efforts. >> we've asked the questions of other sheriffs and other police chiefs across the united states. we've yet to find an agency that's had assistance in the surge of crime by the federal government to the magnitude that's needed. >> reporter: the justice department telling fox news had that u.s. attorneys and the fbi are in regular contact with state and local agencies, the department also saying it has taken aggressive action to address the rise in crime including comprehensive strategies to reduce gun violence and investments in community based violence prevention programs. ashley, carley. carley: marianne rafferty live for us, thanks, marianne. a new poll reveals 63% of americans diddies approve of how -- disapprove of how president biden is handling immigration. arizona becomes the latest landing point for illegal border crossings. listen. >> last weekend, 6,000 people came over a four-day period
which overwhelmed the border patrol system so people were waiting at the border for border patrol to pick them up for almost a day or day and-a-half. they started walking through town. ashley: joining me now is the former el paso u.s. marshal and retired deputy chief of the he'll pa he sew police department -- el paso police department. thanks for being with us this morning. with you having experience with these areas and at the border, what do you see is the biggest issue down there right now? >> thank you for having me here. yeah, the biggest issue basically everything and anything that's going on at the border, that's going to be the immigration issue, also the drugs that are coming behind. also, we've got to remember that the mexican cartels are behind this. they've been involved in human smuggling for a long time. they're more involved now. so things at the border are really bad and a they're getting worse. our agents are overwhelmed at the border and they're not getting the help and support
that they need. ashley: the governor, governor abbott, he launched operation lone star which is an operation that's used to address the drug and human smuggling. what are your thoughts on that and do you think this is going to help at all even though we are still seeing this surge of migrants across the border? it was the yuma, arizona mayor who said he thinks 6,000 migrants that crossed into his hometown was because of the remain in mexico policy so i feel lick there's so many policies being thrown out there but i think a lot of what they do is getting confused with everyone. >> yeah, that's absolutely correct. you mentioned the politics and that's exactly what i believe the problem to be is everybody trying to find a political solution for this and that's not what we need. we need a real solution and quite frankly our governor, governor abbott, is doing that. politics aside, he he's sending the state troopers out to the border area and i've seen that. i've been to the border several
times and i've seen firsthand what these heroes from the texas department of public safety do. they're preventing a lot of crime by being on the border. my hat's off to the governor for the work he's doing. ashley: do you think if president biden and vice president kamala harris were to visit the border that it would boost the border patrol's morale and do you think it would be good enough if they came down there to support, do you think it would help the situation? >> i think it would help. i think it would help much more if they had done that a lot earlier instead of all the criticism going towards these agents that are working the border. they feel unappreciated and they're overwhelmed and they're overworked. so i'd like to see the president and vice president go to the border and thank our agents for the tremendous work they do. ashley: a i have to talk about this. you say beach resorts, they're violent, do not go. for someone potentially taking a vacation down to a resort,
whether in mexico or somewhere in south texas you say don't go because it's so violent right now. >> right. south texas is okay. i'd say go to texas. absolutely go to texas. ashley: but the border with mexico, absolutely not. >> the beach resorts in mexico, i'm telling people don't go. the president of mexico created a special unit of 1500 national guardsmen to patrol the beach. i say it's too little, too late, basically something done to appease the resort owners and provide a false sense of security to tourists going over there. it's really dangerous. it's not that tourists are going to be targets. the danger is that the tourists may be sitting at a table next to the target. cartels go in there, they spray bullets and don't care and innocent people get killed. the latest example where the cartels went on ski jets and fired a bunch of rounds. that's a show of intimidation and showing the government basically that we're in control and the problem is that mexico cannot get a handle on the
situation with the mexican cartel. it's out of control. ashley: it's very dangerous to say the least. robert, thank you so much for being with us this morning. we really prior ya it it. >> thank -- appreciate it. >> thank you very much for having me. carley: after losing both parents to covid-19 in a new york nursing home, janice dean's family is turning their tragedy into something that will help others. both janice and her sister-in-law will join us with more on what they're doing to give back this holiday season and how you can get involved.
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carley: the city of chicago confirming it will sue jussie smollett for the money spent on police resources to investigate the fake hate crime. the lawsuit comes as an anonymous juror says smollett's own poor testimony led them to believe he was lying on the stand. the juror said they think they did him a favor by only finding him guilty on five of six charges. we are joined next hour with more on smollett's fate.
ashley: advice on how to cope with inflation includes spend your paycheck right away. the author says you will own nothing and you will be happy. i guess that's right. i mean, the financial news outletten occurrings americans to spend paychecks right away and borrow lots of money. who is giving this advice. they noted further increases in spending and borrowing would lead to inflation far above the current u.s. rate of nearly 7. carley: after losing both parents to covid-19 in a new york nursing home, janice dean's sister-in-law is giving back this christmas with operation gifts for seniors. ashley: janice dean and donna johnson join us now with more. first off, ladies, what a great thing to start. >> it's all her. >> you're such an amazing person.
>> such a heart-felt project. it's unbelievable. carley: tell us about it. >> it started last christmas, i have been doing this with another group of women who lost their moms or dads in facilities. we got together and did it for christmas. it was great. valentine's was the next holiday. i'm like what are we going to do for valentine's day. they didn't have time. they were working on other things. i couldn't let that go. you know, i felt like -- i asked my daughter what can question dr valentine's day. my daughter worked in elementary school and they made cards and chocolate lollipops and we collected some and donated a bag of goodies like funny necklaces and valentine's stuff and we gave it to them. one of the administrators called me from one of the facilities we donated to and she said -- remember, the seniors were in lockdown at the time.
they were in their rooms, they didn't eat together, they were all alone. she said the best thing was she heard laughter coming from the rooms. she said she hadn't heard laughter in a year. once i heard this, it was like it inspired me to do more so we just kept going. saint paddy's day came around, we did something for st. paddy's day. carley: you're giving gifts to seniors. a lot of time the seniors, they don't have families or they're not remembered during the holiday. >> it's tragic. we learned a lot about what goes on in the nursing homes and unfortunately they don't get a lot of gifts and one time during st. paddy's day she brought in people to do a shave and a haircut for the men. >> father's day. carley: i bet they loved that. >> the salon just opened and we treated about -- i think it was about 46 or 48 dads in the facility to shaves and haircuts and when the facility sent me the pictures, you could cry. it's just like the smiles on
their faces and the facility said it was the first outside donation they received from a stranger and they made it like a big party, like the wholes facility got involved on these gentlemen being gifted a shave and a haircut. it was great. and then we started now christmas, we started in august to collect for operation for christmas and one of your viewers beth ann sent me a message and said you need to start doing amazon wish lists. i cannot be more grateful for her. i didn't know of this. gifts were coming to my door, just unbelievable. it was all through like of course friends and family and social media janice spoke about it. your viewers would send gifts. carley: it looks like santa's toy shop. >> it was boxes and boxes and i had to get a storage unit.
i started with 5x5 unit, i took the smallest one. a month later i had to move into 5x10. it's overflowing. ashley: is it too late for someone to help out? >> we're making the bags on sunday, vfw on long beach has allowed me to use the room and hopefully we have a crowd of volunteers to pack up all the bags. it's something that -- >> it's ongoing. >> we can do it all year long. i'm already thinking of a project for valentine's day and we didn't even do the christmas yet. carley: if people want to donate, they can visit operationgiftsforseniors during. .org.>> she turned grief into y for others. carley: that's absolutely right. you're both inspirations. >> no, it's her.
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carley: it is monday, december 13th. this is a fox news alert. rescue crews will be combing through the rubble across several midwestern states this morning. this after powerful tornado outbreak brings heart break and devastation unlike anything the country has ever seen before. carley: dozens are missing. the death toll expected to surpass 100. the landscapes of entire neighborhoods are changed forever. >> i've got towns that a