Possible Tornado Leaves Trail of Destruction in Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Widespread damage was seen in downtown Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Saturday, January 1, after a possible tornado passed through the area.

On Saturday, sirens rang out in the city, which is located in southwest Kentucky near Fort Campbell and the Tennessee border. The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings for nearby areas as well as a tornado watch until early Saturday evening.

“Parts of Western and Eastern Kentucky are experiencing widespread flooding, with a reported tornado in Hopkinsville and multiple warnings and watches across the South Central and Western region,” Gov Andy Beshear said in a tweet. “Please be aware, stay safe and seek shelter when advised.”

This footage, recorded by William E Childers Jr, shows extensive damage in downtown Hopkinsville. Credit: William E Childers Jr via Storyful

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