Saturday, 01 12, 2013
Contact: Buddy Rogers Tel. 502-382-6006
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan 12, 2013) - Officials in Western Kentucky have reported damage to two churches, a grain silo and other structures as strong winds and a possible tornado hit earlier this afternoon.
Fortunately there have been no reports of injuries or deaths associated with the storms.
In Livingston County, a gym at North Livingston Baptist Church was destroyed and a steeple blown off at Hampton Methodist Church.
Hickman County Sheriff, Mark Green , confirmed that a grain bin has fallen over in Clinton. Hwy US 51 is closed from Martin Rd to Hwy 780. Motorists are advised to avoid that area until further notice.
KY 80 is CLOSED at the 2.5 mile point in Carlisle County, between Arlington and Columbus in what is commonly called the Arlington West End Area.
Other counties have reported minor damage and flooded roadways associated with this afternoons storms.
The National Weather Service, along with local officials, will be inspecting the impacted areas on Sunday to determine if it was straight line winds or a tornado.
Kentucky Emergency Management reminds Kentuckians to remain aware, alert, tuned to weather radios, local media broadcasts for weather updates and heed official advise!
Weather forecasts, alerts and warnings can be found at, www.weather.gov.