Mayfield tornado videos and photos, information from Kentucky State Police
Many of you are sending us tornado photos and videos in and around Mayfield, Kentucky, on social media. Here are just some of those you’ve sent us.
The Kentucky State Police says the tornado developed in the western part of Graves County and began a path east across the county. Multiple schools were in it’s path, including Graves County Middle School, Graves County High School, the Graves County Board of Education, and Central Elementary. Troopers say the tornado traveled close to those institutions. but initial reports show they were able to avoid significant damage.
Troopers say the tornado traveled into the city of Mayfield, causing significant damage to homes and businesses before continuing northeast through the county. They say the majority of the damage east of Mayfield was contained to trees and fields, but some homes where affected.
Ten individuals were taken to a local hospital with "non-life threatening" injuries. KSP says no fatalities have been reported from the storm at this time.
In addition to the Kentucky State Police, agencies assessing the situation and responding to help those affected include the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, Mayfield Police Department, The Graves County Department of Emergency Management, Graves County Fire Rescue, Kentucky Transportation Department, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mayfield Fire Department, North Graves Volunteer Fire Department, Viola Volunteer Fire Department, Clear Springs Volunteer Fire Department and the Lowes Volunteer Fire Department, West Kentucky Rural Electric Company, and Atmos Energy.