Tornado Rips Through South-west Kentucky
A state of emergency was declared in southwest Kentucky’s McCracken County on Thursday, March 14, after a tornado touched down west of Paducah, damaging properties, trees and power lines.The US National Weather Service confirmed the tornado at 9:31am, tweeting that it had “just missed” its office in West Paducah.The tornado damaged properties such as the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Paducah, which houses a preschool.The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office said 40 children were inside the church when the tornado ripped its roof off.
No children or instructors were injured, the office said.A sheriff’s deputy parked at the church sustained “extensive damage” to his vehicle but was uninjured, the sheriff’s office said.This footage shows the tornado moving near Lovelaceville, west of Paducah on the Indiana border.The NWS sent two teams to survey the damage in the afternoon and evening on Thursday.
Two other teams will join them on Friday.
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