Predicted Severe Weather Prompts Changes to Trick Or Treating Activities

Oct 30, 2013

Credit National Weather Service / NOAA

Possible severe weather predicted for Halloween is prompting some changes for area trick-or-treating activities. The National Weather Service is warning storm systems moving upwards of 5o to 60 mph throughout the region this evening. A tornado watch is in effect until 1:00 a.m. 

NWS forecasters say the greatest threats posed by the storms include damaging wind and large hail. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. 

Below is a list (to be updated) of changes to trick-or-treating events throughout the region.

  • Murray – Trail of Treats – 10/31 moved to CFSB center. 5-8 p.m.
  • Hopkinsville- Downtown Trick-or-Treat will be held on Friday, November 1st from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Hopkinsville neighborhood and organization trick-or-treat activities are encouraged to be observed on Friday, November 1st from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. only. Legend of the Bell Witch is cancelled
  • Paducah: No "city sponsored" events. However, Jefferson Street will be closed due to a high volume of expected trick-or-treaters. Public Information Officer Pam Spencer says to be mindful of the possibility of severe weather.
  • Clarksville, TN: The Leaf Chronicle Reports the city and county don't plan to alter Halloween plans.
  • Benton - activities on court square and Trunk or Treat events – moved to November 1st from 5-9pm
  • Mayfield - city events - still to be held Thursday, October 31st, 5-8 pm, but moved inside City Hall if rain
  • Cadiz: downtown trick or treat events - moved to November 1st 4-6pm
  • Calvert City -  all Trunk or Treat events - still held on Thursday, October 31st, 5-9pm but moved indoors if rain

Here are some safe trick-or-treating tips from the City of Paducah:

  • Make sure to trick-or-treat with a trusted adult;
  • Wear comfortable shoes;
  • Select costumes that fit appropriately and are not tripping hazards;
  • Make sure that costume swords, knives, and similar accessories are short, soft, and flexible;
  • Take masks off while walking to the next house;
  • Avoid walking in the road; walk on sidewalks or the edge of yards;
  • Select houses with their front porch lights on in familiar neighborhoods;
  • Don’t go inside any house or accept a ride from a stranger;
  • Don’t pet or approach any animals;
  • Have an adult check the candy before eating it.  Candy should be discarded if the wrapper is faded or torn if the candy is unwrapped.