KSP Responds to Severe Weather Event
Date of News Release: 05/10/2016
(Hickory, KY ) - The Kentucky State Police were notified of a severe thunderstorm that had produced a tornado at approximately 2:45 p.m. on May 10, 2016, near Mayfield, KY. Preliminary investigations show that this tornado developed in the western part of Graves County and began a path east across the county. In the path of the tornado were multiple schools including Graves County Middle School, High School, Board of Education, and Central Elementary. The tornado traveled close to these institutions but initial reports show they were able to avoid any significant damage. The tornado then traveled into the city of Mayfield, causing significant damage to homes and businesses before continuing northeast through the county. The majority of the damage east of Mayfield was contained to trees and fields with some homes affected.
Initial reports show ten individuals were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No fatalities have been reported from this storm at this time.
The Kentucky State Police, 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 are all still on scene assessing the situation and responding to incidents as necessary.