Western Kentucky Tornado Relief- For Those Impacted

General Guidance:

  • Stay off the roadways if at all possible.
  • If you have storm damage, take photographs or video to document it. These records are important for receiving assistance.
  • If you participate in clean up, assume any power lines are live. Separate natural debris from building materials etc and move them to the curb for pick up. FEMA and waste management will take it from there.
  • Get help paying bills, finding food, and locating other resources near you by calling United Way at 211
  • The Charles Booker campaign is taking sign-ups for helping victims by making wellness calls, doing water distribution, or donating. https://charlesbooker.org/relief/
  • Quad State Tornado Found Items (Facebook page) – helping to return sentimental items to families who lost everything.
  • If your home was impacted and you lost or cannot get to your seizure medication- contact Sonya at Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana at 502-907-1534.
  • Corinth Tree Service from Mississippi is available to help with tree damage cleanup. They have a bucket truck, bobcat, climbing gear, saws, etc. They are licensed and insured. Call 662-603-1704.

Click Here to Read Full Article on Location-Specific Guidance

Places to Stay:

The Red Cross has set up shelters at the following locations, and will provide food. 

  • First Methodist Church, 100 Church St. Hickman, KY 42050 – Call Justin Jackson at 270-254-0261 
  • Wingo Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 334 Lebanon St, Wingo, KY 42088 – Call Pastor RB Mays at 270-983-0333 
  • The Way Center, 449 Lebanon Street, Wingo, KY, 42088 – Call Pastor Ike Murphy at 270-564-0699 
  • Knights of Columbus Hall in Fancy Farm, 20 KY Hwy 39 Fancy Farm, KY 42039 – Call Commissioner Todd Hayden at 270-705-1051 
  • Lone Oak First Baptist Church, 3601 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003 – Call Pastor Hank Garner at 704-699-3473 

Other locations providing shelter include the following. Many locations are providing food. 

The Washington Street Warming Center, Washington Street Baptist Church (WSBC), 739 Washington Street, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-442-8033 

Pets/Animals- *Ceglinski Animal Clinic, 5401 Blandville Rd, free housing for displaced pets, 270-554-0171 

*CCW Reptiles sheltering displaced exotic pets, 270-556-8218

*River Retrieval Kennels LLC 5796 Old Mayfield Rd, offering housing for displaced pets 270-556-4433 

Bardwell/Carlisle County

Bardwell Baptist Church, 323 US-51, Bardwell, KY 42023, 270-628-3645  

Benton/Marshall County:  

Long-term sheltering, call Marshall County Sherriff dispatch, 270-527-1333 


Lyon County Covention Center, 1677 State Hwy 3305 S, Eddyville, KY 42038, 270-388-2064 

Dawson Springs:  

Dawson Springs High School, 317 Eli Street, Dawson Springs, KY 42408, 270-797-2957 

Fancy Farm

St. Jerome Church, 20 KY-339, Fancy Farm, KY 42039, 270-623-8181 


Kenlake State Resort, 542 Kenlake Rd, Hardin, KY 42048, 270-474-2211 

Mayfield/Graves County

Graves County High School, 1220 Eagles Way, Mayfield, KY 42066, 270-328-6242 

Mayfield High School, 700 Douthitt St. Mayfield, KY 42066, 270-247-4461 

Northside Baptist Church, 611 W Lockridge St, Mayfield, KY, 270-247-4861 

Open Door Baptist Church, 4901 KY-303, Mayfield, KY 42066 


CFSB Center at Murray State University, 1401 KY-121, Murray, KY 42071, 270-809-5577


Wingo Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 334 Lebanon St, Wingo, KY 42088, 270-376-2868 

Homeowner Resources:

After disaster, impacted homeowners are often at a loss for what to do next. The following resources are informative and help homeowners make smart decisions in a stressful time.

SBP – Post-Disaster Homeowner Resources

Mental Health Resources:

  • If you need to talk to someone because of the Western Kentucky tornadoes (ex: devastation in Mayfield), the Disaster Distress Helpline is here for you. Call or text 1-800-985-5990.
  • Liz Roberts at Serenity Now offering free counselling http://www.serenitynow2020.com
  • Maja Cupac 606-219-2380 offering free counselling (speaks Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and will provide translation services too).
  • Melanie Rivard 859-285-3034 melanie@lexcounseling.com offering free counselling
  • Mary Caroline Gray 502-514-0563 offering free counselling
  • Joanne Morris offering free counselling https://www.joannesmorris.com/
  • Davidson Counselling offering free therapy https://www.davidsoncounseling.com/
  • Scott Salathe offering free counselling https://scottsalathe.com/

Other Resources:

  • Starting today, residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians); The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.  
  • Kentucky State Parks in the area are now open to host families who need housing for at least two weeks. Volunteers who are willing to assist state parks staff housing distressed guests should contact Kentucky State Parks Division Director Andy Kasitz at andy.kasitz@ky.gov
  • Until mobile units for the Department for Community-Based Services locations in Mayfield/Graves County those who need help may call 855-306-8959, or they may apply for help online at kynect.ky.gov. Starting today, a special queue is in place for people needing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, or SNAP. 

For Farmers and those involved in Agriculture: https://www.kyagr.com/tornado/

More resources can be found here: WKY Relief and Assistance – Perpetual document – Google Sheets