Six members of the same family are confirmed to have died when a tornado hit their home in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Friday night, a relative told CNN.
Rachael and Steven Brown, were with their four kids and Rachael's mother, Victoria Smith, when a tornado hit their home.
Ms Smith, the couple, and their children Nariah Cayshelle, Nolynn, and Nyles were killed in the tornado, Rachael Brown's aunt, Dornicho Jackson McGee, told CNN.
The couple's 13-year-old daughter is still missing, Ms McGee told CNN.
The Browns moved to Bowling Green after Steven accepted a job offer two years ago, according to Ms McGee.
"They were very family-oriented. They loved their family. They loved their kids," Ms McGee said.
Family members and friends of the victims are reeling from the losses as the death toll continues to climb.
In Kentucky, at least 74 people have died, according to Governor Andy Beshear, who added the number is expected to rise.
In addition to the deaths in Kentucky, 109 residents remain unaccounted for, Mr Beshear said.
At least 14 people have been killed in four other states – six in Illinois, four in Tennessee and two each in Arkansas and Missouri – officials have said.
This is the deadliest tornado day in December on record.