State of emergency declared in McCracken County following tornado

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A state of emergency has been declared in McCracken County following a tornado.

The tornado had a path of about five miles long in Western McCracken County.

According to Kentucky State Police, only one person was hurt by the tornado and they had only minor injuries.

So far, three homes have been reported as having heavy damage and about a dozen more have minor/moderate damage.

An emergency shelter is being set up at Broadway United Methodist Church at 701 Broadway Street in Paducah for those who need it.

A warning was also put out that anyone caught trying to burglarize or loot property damaged by the tornado will be arrested and prosecuted.

If you have damage from the storm, you are urged to report it to the McCracken County Emergency Management at 270-448-1530.