Hopkins County Improveing Storm Tracking

Madisonville, KY – Following a rash of recent disaster events, Hopkins County is improving its storm tracking ability. The Madisonville Messenger reports the Hopkins Emergency Management Agency purchased a WeatherBug tracking system to help pinpoint and track storms almost instantly. Tornadoes are of particular concern due to a recent statement by the National Weather Service that suggests "Tornado Alley," has shifted to include western Kentucky. Hopkins County has had several tornadoes touch down in the past decade including an F-4 in November of 2005.