Kentucky | Tornado | Sit Rep 2

DAY 2 | 12-11-2021 Saturday | 1255 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Several widespread tornadoes have touched down in (American) States of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee, leaving devastation in many areas. Today’s post is being broken down to each impacted State due to the massive damage and resources for each area are being given.

This post is for the State of Kentucky only. See our other separate posts on each State: Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Illinois.

Tornado Historical Fact | This (Tornado events) would be the DEADLIEST TORNADO since Joplin, Missouri in 2011. – Jefferson FD (GA).

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Credit | IN USAR TF1

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED

  • KY Governor has declared a State of Emergency.
  • Some areas are under a curfew
  • National Guard will be activated
  • FEMA and US&R will be also on standby until deployed in assigned areas
  • Damage assessment to commence after SAR activities have been completed
  • Cleanup will take months
  • DO NOT SELF DEPLOY to Impacted areas
  • Presser: Gov states about 100 people are presumed killed and 70 dead, as First Responders continue to respond to the natural disaster throughout the State.

CURRENT NEEDS

Henderson

Police are collecting supplies to help the community TODAY at the Henderson Armory, located at 735 North Elm Street until 2000 hours tonight and from 0800 – 2000 hours on Sunday.

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Credit | City of Henderson Government

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • Indiana USAR Task Force #1 – They will act as a Type 3 US&R team for SAR Operations
  • Evansville / Vanderburgh County EMA
  • Henderson PD
  • Evansville PD
  • Kentucky State Troopers
  • Mercy Chefs
  • Blue Grass Energy
  • Madison County EMA

RESOURCES – ORGANIZATIONS

Horse Community

Our hearts are with our fellow Kentuckians who have been hard hit by the massive storms and tornadoes that ripped through the Commonwealth last night. As work to sift through the damage begins, we are reaching out to extension agents in the areas to see how we can assist. Are you a horse owner in an impacted area? Do you know a horse owner there? Please tell us what you need (now and in the coming weeks) — the ag and equine community are strong, and there’s no one better to have on your side when the going gets tough. Let us know how we can help. You can post here or email info@kentuckyhorse.org

Samaritan’s Purse

It was a night of horror for many as some 24 tornadoes and multiple storms swept through several states leaving a path of catastrophic destruction in many cities and communities. The total number of lives lost is not yet known. Join me in praying now for all those in the path of these storms and the many families left devastated. Samaritan’s Purse is sending teams today to assess needs in the hardest-hit areas.

How You Can Help

This news media outlet has all of the resources located in a single spot. Go to 89.3 WFPL here –> https://wfpl.org/heres-how-you-can-help-tornado-victims/?fbclid=IwAR1mU7acKOzy046eVDe8ZNvLMo-NGSl4gVvGQqIb2uY_CCqCAl6pkYGraAc

EKU Students

Words cannot express how devastated our Colonel Community is for those impacted by last night’s storms in Western Kentucky. Earlier today, I reached out to WKU President Timothy C. Caboni and offered EKU’s assistance to our Hilltopper brothers and sisters. Currently, our #EKU team is contacting our EKU students residing in West Kentucky who returned home for winter break to ensure their safety and see if they need assistance during this challenging time. (Source: EKU President David McFaddin Facebook Page)

East Bernstadt FD

The East Bernstadt Fire Department will be collecting items and sending them to Mayfield in the event of a tragic tornado that has taken place overnight. Multiple people from across the state reached out and helped us when the tornado struck in 2012 and we would like to return the favor. Items needed are as followed: TotesOutside yard tools household cleaning supplies.TarpsTarp straps**We will NOT be accepting water or clothes at this time**Items can be dropped off at the East Bernstadt Fire Department until 6 PM this evening. We will be going over tomorrow morning to drop items off. Feel free to call or text with any questions! 606-231-9382. (Source: Crossroads FD)

West Kentucky Relief Fund

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Credit | VFD

Woodford County is organizing a community-wide West Kentucky Disaster Relief effort in response to the severe storms and tragic tornado that has devastated many of our fellow Kentuckians. Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler will be on the ground to serve as part of the incidence response team with other agencies across the state. Woodford EM is coordinating the deployment of local resources and personnel to the disaster zone. Woodford County, Versailles and Midway First Responders have pledged personnel and resources. We are partnering with the City of Versailles, City of Midway, the Woodford Public Schools, the Health Department, Emergency Management, EMS, Police, Fire, Sheriff, the Salvation Army, the Chamber, local businesses, other organizations, churches, citizens, and volunteers to centralize and coordinate the Woodford County West Kentucky Disaster Relief Effort. Our amazing community has graciously and generously offered to contribute in various ways. Debbie Tichenor of the Woodford County Salvation has confirmed that folks can donate funds to help the Salvation Army’s official efforts at: Give.helpsalvationarmy.org (Please note: Local Kettle Collections all remain in Woodford County)We are communicating with folks on the ground and we will have a list of needs, places to donate and contacts in the next few days. Stand by. Stay tuned for more information to come. We appreciate everyone’s desire to help out our fellow Kentuckians in need. United we stand. #WoodfordCares#WoodfordProud Our prayers continue to be with our brothers and sisters in West Kentucky and all those impact by this tragic disaster. (Source: Versailles FD)

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

City of Mayfield

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A large tornado tore through Mayfield, KY which is 20-30 miles south of Illinois. There have been 50 confirmed deaths, largely around the Candy Factory in town. (Source: Jefferson FD)

Credit | Scott County FD

Words cannot describe the complete and utter devastation businesses, residents, infrastructure, and First responders are reeling from. (Source: Scott County Fire Department)

Mayfield Police

At this time, we are requesting non-essential personnel to stay off the roadways in the downtown Mayfield area, due to hazards, structure, and other safety concerns. Volunteers who wish to assist need to check in with Catalyst Church on Kings Drive. We have had a tremendous outpouring of support and volunteers ready to assist. We appreciate all of you!

Graves County Courthouse

The City of Mayfield took a direct hit and the Graves County Courthouse took the brunt of the tornado’s fury. The top photo is what it looked like BEFORE and the second photo is the AFTER image.

Credit | Evansville/Vanderburgh County EMA

Camera Feed

This Facebook link is provided by Ohio Valley Aerial. All Credit is theirs.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=297602185461324

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