Wicked Tornado WX Coverage | 1

Tornadoes have touched down in multiple States (USA) this evening, causing building collapses, entrapping individuals, while wiping out other structures. We are on Wicked Tornado WX Coverage this evening and listing each State impacted.

Tornado Fact

Historic nocturnal tornado outbreak continues from eastern AR through IL and across northern KY. So many tornadoes it has been impossible to keep up. About to intercept next mode of tornadic storms in northeast AR. (Source: Reed Timmer/Accuweather)

ARKANSAS

Emergency Management

  • State EOC activated
  • Personnel watching weather
  • Monitoring damage assessment reports

Damage Reports

  • Bay – Area heavily damaged, debris on ground
  • Monette – Nursing home damaged
  • Trumann – EMS facility, nursing home and Fire Department Station impacted
  • Leachville – Unknown damage.

Road Closures

  • Hwy 55 – Closed due to overturned semis.

ILLINOIS

MCI – Amazon

  • Amazon Distribution/Fullfillment Center
  • 3000 block of Gateway Commerce Center, Evansville, IL
  • Built in 2016, Class A commercial building, 717,000 square feet w/1,003 parking spaces
  • Assessed value $32,264,460 (2020 assessment)
  • Collapsed structure with entrapment
  • SAR K9 teams working
  • Incident Cooperators: Edwardsville FD, St Clair Co Special Emegency Services, St. Louis FD, Glen Carbon FD and EMS, Mitchell FD, MABAS 45/68 Tech Rescue, Belleville FD, Wood River FD, Long Lake FD, Hamel FD and EMS, Swansea FD, Madison FD, Granite City, Wood River FD, Signal Hill FD, Fairview FD, Troy EMS, MedStar EMS, LifeStar EMS, Madison County Tech Rescue, St. Libory FD, Fairmont City Station (Station coverage for Madison FD), Springfield FD.
  • Heavy Equipment: Excavator.
  • Other Equipment: Light tower, Drone, SAR K9s.

Damage Reports

  • City of Gays – Direct hit to the City. Extensive large debris field had been detected on radar.

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KENTUCKY

TORNADO ALERTS, WARNINGS

  • 0045 CT | A confirmed damaging tornado is heading near Fort Campbell military base.

Weather Facts

  • The Tri-State tornado of 1925 traveled 219 miles. So far tonight’s tornado has traveled about 190 miles. If it stays on the ground past Madisonville (it likely will) and if is treated as a single tornado, then we will have a new record. (Source: Wx News Media)

Damage Assessments

  • Bowling Green | A tornado has touched down and a storm chase is reported seeing debris lifted to nearly 20,000 feet in elevation, 80 knots VROT, thinking this could be like a EF-3 tornado.
  • City of Mayfield – Direct hit, Graves County Courthouse mostly destroyed.
Credit | Evansville/Vanderburgh County EMA
  • KSP – Reporting significant damage. No deaths reported but loss of life expected.
  • Walmart Distribution Center – Fort Campbell, Reports of the Center filled with employees 24/7/365 may have taken a direct hit.

Incident Cooperators

  • KY State Patrol Post 1 has been activated and responding to severe tornado events that is spreading across several counties in the western portion of the State.

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MISSOURI

Damage Reports

  • East Central | Significant damage, unknown injuries
  • Southeast | same as above
  • Southwest | same as above

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TENNESSEE

REGIONAL INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Mercy Chefs

  • Will be responding starting on Sunday as they are needed.

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