Tornado touches near Gracey, but Trigg undamaged
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although an EF-2 tornado landed in neighboring Christian County, there has been little to no damage from the rain or the thunderstorms that hit Trigg County and the surrounding area late last week.

According to the Kentucky Mesonet, Trigg County got approximately 4 inches of rain late last week and into the weekend – most of it on Thursday night.

“We had no damage from the flood,” said Cadiz Public Works Director Kerry Fowler. “The only problem that we had was water over the road on East Noel drive, behind Kings Auto.”

Keith Todd, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said that Ky. 1507/Barefield Road has been closed since about Thursday between mile markers 1 and 2 due to water on the road.

Trigg County Emergency Manager Randy Wade said he has received no reports of any damage from the storms, and little to no flooding from the rainfall, save for some water over a couple of roads.

High winds were predicted for the area, but thankfully never transpired, and although there was a flash flood warning, no homes were flooded, but one family saw water all around there house and self evacuated, said Wade, who added that as far as he knows, the water never actually reached their house.

“It could have been much worse,” Wade said.

According to several reports, the EF-2 tornado in Christian County landed two and a half miles northeast of Gracey and ended three and a half miles northwest of Hopkinsville, leveling several barns and grain bins, uprooting trees and power lines and damaging roofs on several homes in the area. The tornado produced windspeeds of up to 115 miles per hour.
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