If you are a victim of Friday night's tornadoes and storm damage, there are local areas opening up as shelters. The information below was supplied to us by the agency listed. Some information may be dated as circumstances change. We will work to update the information in a timely manner.

If you had a family member working at the candle factory Friday night in Graves County and still have not heard from them, this is where you can get information. 

    • Graves County Coroner’s office is set up at His House Ministries at 1250 State Route 303 Mayfield. 
    • Bring photo ID of missing person and any medical history that you know of. 
    • Crews are asking you not come to the scene because it is still active. 
    • Local 6 has learned that the coroner's office will continue to help people locate their loved ones on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • You can also call 859-267-7775.


  • Multiple state resort parks in Kentucky are providing emergency housing for people displaced by the storms.
    • Families who need emergency management should call their local emergency management agency to request lodging.
    • Click here for more details. 
  • The American Red Cross has set up shelters at the following locations:
    • Fulton County: 
      • First Methodist Church
        • Address: 100 Church St. Hickman, KY 42050
        • Call Justin Jackson at 270-254-0261
  • Graves County: 
    • Wingo Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church
      • Address: 334 Lebanon St, Wingo, KY 42088
      • Call Pastor RB Mays at 270-983-0333
    • The Way Center
      • Address: 449 Lebanon Street, Wingo, KY, 42088
      • Call Pastor Ike Murphy at 270-564-0699
    • Keep in mind, Wingo Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church and The Way Center are next door to each other and are sharing resources
  • McCracken County: 
    • Lone Oak First Baptist Church
      • Address: 3601 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003
      • Call Pastor Hank Garner at 704-699-3473


  • Lyon County Convention Center is available for shelter. 


  • Washington Street Warming Center in Paducah is opening up as a shelter.

    • Address: Washington Street Baptist Church - 721 Washington St, Paducah, KY 42003

    • Phone: 270-442-8033

  • Lone Oak First Baptist Church is serving as a connection center to help families get things they need.


  • Bardwell Baptist Church is open as a shelter.

    • Pastor Jason Burnett says people can stay the night, and food and showers are available.

    • Address: 323 US-51, Bardwell, KY 42023

    • Phone: 270-628-3645


  • Open Door Baptist Church in Mayfield is opening its doors as a shelter after 6 p.m.

    • It will continue serving as a shelter in the coming days. 

    • The church says it can hold about 25 to 40 people.

    • Address: 4901 KY-303, Mayfield, KY 42066


  • Hickory Hill Resort in Benton, Kentucky, is opening its doors to anyone who needs a place to stay. In a Facebook post, the resort says it also has a guest laundry facility. Click here for more details. 

The Red Cross also says homeowners using generators keep in mind the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep generators away from windows and doors and be careful when fueling to avoid the risk of fire. Also use caution to keep generators from back feeding along power lines. Homeowners should also be aware of the hazards with using un-vented space heaters. 

SHELTERS - Tennessee


  • Adult Warming Center 
    • Adult Learning Center 
      • Address: 8250 TN-22, Dresden, TN 38225
      • Phone:  731-364-5481
  • Public restrooms available 
    • Downtown Dresden at East side of the Dresden Fire Department 
      • Address: 117 W Main St A, Dresden, TN 38225


  • Calvary Independent Baptist Church is booking motel rooms, cooking meals on the church grounds
    • Address: 6665 Push Rd Hornbeak, TN 38232
      • Near Samburg and Reelfoot lake 
    • Phone: 731-697-3209 (Pastor Carl Sutherland) 


State of Kentucky tornado resources list:

Western Kentucky Toy Drive pickup locations 

People from Kentucky and across the nation donated hundreds of thousands of gifts for teens, children and infants affected by the Dec. 10 tornado outbreak. Five storefront sites have been set up for storm survivors to pick up those gifts. The sites, called Western Kentucky Christmas Storefronts, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec, 23. Those who can't go to any of the storefront sites in person can email with their county of residence in the subject line to arrange an alternative delivery method.

Western Kentucky Christmas Storefront locations:

  • Kenlake State Resort Park - 542 Kenlake Road, Hardin, Kentucky 42048.
  • Lake Barkley State Resort Park - 3500 State Park Road, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211.
  • Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park - 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road, Dawson Springs, Kentucky 42408.
  • Hope House Ministries at Forest Park Baptist Church - 520 Old Morgantown Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101.
  • West Kentucky Educational Cooperative (WKEC) - 435 Outlet Avenue, Eddyville, Kentucky 42038.

American Red Cross offerings

The American Red Cross has opened emergency aid stations throughout western Kentucky. Supplies such as batteries, warm gloves, hand warmers, work gloves, comfort kits and flashlights will be available. Trained Red Cross disaster workers will also be ion site to assist people with medical needs and emotional support.

The following locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (except Christmas Day).

  • Greenwood Mall, Sears building at 2625 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green (opens at 8 a.m. daily)
  • First Hispanic Baptist Church, 401 Jeffery St., Mayfield
  • Old First National Bank, 101 E. Broadway, Mayfield
  • Ms. Becky's Place, 309 E. Arcadia Ave., Dawson Springs
  • Old Library Building, 1003 Poplar St., Benton
  • Bremen Volunteer Fire Department, 49 College St., Bremen

Salvation Army offerings 

The Salvation Army is hosting a multi-city distribution of toys, gift cards and food boxes to tornado survivors across western Kentucky Dec. 20-22. Click here for more details

The Salvation Army will be serving warm meals across western Kentucky on Thursday. Click here for more information.


  • The Kentucky State Police says distribution points have been set up where people can get food, water, hygiene products, clothes and other supplies. The Graves County distribution points are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The locations are: 
    • High Point Baptist Church located at 220 West Farthing Street in Mayfield, KY 42066

    • Mayfield High School located at 700 Douthitt Street in Mayfield, KY 42066. 

    • Graves County Fairgrounds located at 1001 Housman Street in Mayfield, KY 42066.
  • The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says distribution points have also been set up at three other locations. These distribution points will also operate from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those locations are
    • Graves County Fairgrounds (drive-thru only)

      • Items available: Food, water, baby supplies and cleaning supplies.

      • Address: 101 Housman St., Mayfield, KY

    • Mayfield High School (drive-thru only)

      • Items Available: Food, water, baby supplies and cleaning supplies.

      • Address: 700 Douthitt St., Mayfield, KY

    • High Point Baptist Church

      • Items Available: Food and water.

      • Address: 220 Farthing St. (9th and Farthing)

  • Meals are being served to the public at four elementary schools in the county. KSP says breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The schools providing meals are: 
    • Fancy Farm Elementary at 270 KY 339 South, Fancy Farm, KY 42039. 
    • Sedalia Elementary at 5252 KY 97, Mayfield, KY 42066.
    • Symsonia Elementary School at 11730 KY 131, Symsonia, KY 42082.
    • Wingo Elementary School at 449 Lebanon Street, Wingo, KY 42088. 
  • Hot lunches are available at His House Ministries in Mayfield, KY.
    • Address: 1250 KY-303, Mayfield, KY 42066
    • Phone: 270-247-7772
  • Starting Dec. 14, Operation BBQ Relief is providing free, hot barbecue meals daily at Lowe's Home Improvement
    • Address: 1208C Paris Road in Mayfield.
    • Individual lunch pickup begins at 11:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. 
    • Bulk meal orders are available for churches and schools. Call 386-222-2756 to order.
      • All meal orders need to be placed in increments of 50. Clam shell containers and utensils are not provided. Meal orders need to be placed by 5 p.m. CT for the next day to be guaranteed. Any orders placed “day of” will be filled accordingly to capacity that is already on the books.
      • Bulk Meal pick-up will be at Trace Creek Baptist Church, 3577 KY 131, Mayfield, KY 42066 – Lunch is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dinner is 4 p.m.-7 p.m. 
  • Seven Oaks Church of Christ at 290 KY 97 in Mayfield is helping those in need with basic items. The church can be reached by phone at 270-247-5201.
  • Family Dream Homes says it is giving away $50 gift cards for those affected by the storms.
    • The company says those in need can go to any of their Kentucky locations in Bowling Green, Paducah, or Owensboro for a gift card or call their office to have one delivered to their local shelter.
  • Tyson Food says it plans to locate its Meals That Matter disaster relief trailer at the Walmart Supercenter in Mayfield
    • The week of Dec. 14
    • Will have volunteers on-site to distribute food. 
    • Mayfield Walmart: 1225 Paris Rd, Mayfield, KY 42066
  • Morgan and Morgan has a supply-filled RV at the Walmart at 1225 Paris Road in Mayfield, from which they are distributing items including food, clothing, blankets, socks, toiletries and personal hygiene products.
  • The American Red Cross has opened an emergency aid station in Mayfield. They will be providing emergency supplies such as clothing and flashlights.
    • Address: 401 Jeffery St., Mayfield, KY 42066
  • St. Jerome Church in Fancy Farm is currently operating as a distribution center.
    • Address: 20 KY 339 North, Fancy Farm
    • Contact: Leslie Westerman at 270-207-8397
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mayfield has food, water, personal care, baby care and cleaning supplies, as well as clothes and blankets. Deacon Mike Clapp says they also have a few generators. The church is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 702 West Broadway Street in Mayfield. 
  • Multiple U-Haul locations are offering 30 days of free self storage for tornado survivors. Participating locations include: 


  • Marshall County Emergency Relief Hotline: Call 270-527-8657 to request assistance. 
    • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (The hotline will not be staffed on New Years Eve or New Year's Day, but voice messages will be monitored).
  • Supply Distribution Locations:
    • Old Benton Library
      • Address: 1001 Poplar St., Benton, KY 42025
      • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday 
    • Old Benton Middle School Gym 
      • Address: 208 W. 11th St., Benton, KY 42025
      • Hours: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 
  • First Baptist Church is disturbing goods to tornado survivors. 
    • Address: 910 Main St, Benton, KY 42025
  • Bags of Hope has food and clothes for storm survivors. Organizers say the pantry is open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday and Thursday, for anyone who needs food and clothing.
    • Address: 3265 Mayfield Highway 58, Benton, Kentucky 42025  
  • Marshall County Elks are providing supplies to families in need.
    • Contact Ken Hooper at 270-703-7509


Greenfield Christmas Tree Farm's Operation Giving Trees is helping families from  Dawson Springs and Princeton. Contact Greenfield Christmas Tree Farm to be added to the list for help by calling 270-625-3082, 270-625-3081, or 270-625-8289. You can also contact Kelly Conway at 270-625-6398. Visit for more details. 


Toy Drives

  • AAA Stow-A-Way, LLC will host a toy drive at the Commonwealth Event Center on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Gift wrapping stations will be on-hand. The event will also be distributing non-gift items, such as hygiene products and cleaning supplies.
  • Operation Christmas Tuesday is Dec. 21 in Graves County. For more information, check the Graves County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

National Help 

  • The National Disaster Distress Hotline provides immediate crisis counseling to those affected by the tornadoes in 6 local states. That number is: 1-800-985-5990.
  • People who live in Caldwell, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Taylor, Warren, Christian, Hart, Hickman, Logan, Lyon and Ohio counties in Kentucky who were affected by severe storms and tornadoes beginning Dec. 10, 2021, can apply for FEMA disaster assistance. You can apply online at, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the FEMA mobile app. 
  • FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. CT on Sundays, until further notice. The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on New Year's Eve. They will be closed on New Year's Day. DRC locations are:

    • Christian County: Maddux Funeral Home at 338 E. Nashville St., Pembroke, KY 42266.

    • Hickman County: The Hickman County Cooperative Extension Service at 329 James H. Phillips Drive, Clinton, KY 42031.

    • Hart County: The fairgrounds building without a fence at 2184 S. Dixie Hwy., Munfordville, KY 42765.

    • Hopkins County: Central High School, 6625 Hopkinsville Road, Madisonville KY 42431.

    • Warren County: The former Sears location at Greenwood Mall, 2625 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104.

    • Caldwell County: Butler Gymnasium, 600 W. Main St., Princeton, KY 42445.

    • McLean County: Neal’s Chapel General Baptist Church, State Route 81, Sacramento, KY 42372.

    • Fulton County: Gibson Electric Membership Corp., 1702 Moscow Ave., Hickman, KY 42050.

    • Marshall County: Joe Creason Community Center, 1600 Park Ave., Benton, KY 42025.

    • Graves County: The Graves County Public Library, 601 N. 17th St., Mayfield, KY 42066.

  • Mobile Registration Centers are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Those locations are:

    • Christian County: Maddux Funeral Home Meeting Room, 338 E. Nashville Street, Pembroke, KY 42266.

    • Graves County: Farmers Home Furniture Building, 1102 Paris Rd, Mayfield, KY 42066.

    • Hart County: Mobile Registration Intake Center, 2184 South Dixie Highway, Munfordville, KY 42765.

    • Hickman County: Hickman County Cooperative Extension, 329 James H. Philips Drive, Clinton, KY 42031.

    • Hopkins County: Dawson Springs Library, 103 W Ramsey St, Dawson Springs, KY 42408.

    • Logan County: Logan County Extension Service Center, 255 John Paul Ave, Russellville, KY 42276-8505.

    • Lyon County: Lee S Jones Park, 311 Lee S Jones Park Road, Eddyville, KY 42038.

    • Muhlenberg County: Neal’s Chapel General Baptist Church, Kentucky 81, Sacramento, KY 42372.

    • Ohio County: Mobile Registration Intake Center, 301 South Main Street, Hartford, KY 42347.

  • The Small Business Administration can provide businesses and residents in Kentucky with low-interest disaster loans under a federal disaster declaration that covers Caldwell, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Taylor, and Warren counties.
    • The SBA says small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Calloway, Carlisle, Casey, Christian, Crittenden, Edmonson, Green, Hickman, Larue, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marion, McCracken, McLean, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, and Webster in Kentucky; Mississippi and New Madrid in Missouri; and Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley in Tennessee.
    • To apply online, click here, and apply under SBA declaration No. 17286. 
    • The SBA on has opened at Business Recovery Center to provide one-on-one assistance applying for loans. Starting Dec. 15, the center will be open in the Joe Creason Room of the Joe Creason Community Center in Benton. 
      • Address: 1600 Park Ave., Benton, KY 42025
      • Hours: noon to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15, then 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec, 18. 
    • To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, the SBA says you should register online at or download the FEMA mobile app. Those who can't access the internet are advised to call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.
    • Businesses and individuals can also get information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or emailing Loan applications can also be downloaded at Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

  • The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has a hotline for families of those with dementia-related illnesses. Social workers can provide guidance for families affected by dementia who were impacted by the storms. Call 866-232-8484, webchat at and text 646-586-5283 for assistance.