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The National Weather Service In Paducah

  4:15: The National Weather Service in Paducah has lifted a severe thunderstorm watch for the Kentucky counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, Fulton, Graves and McCracken. And the Illinois counties of Pulaski, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Hardin, and Williamson.

The watch is still in effect for other west Kentucky and southern Illinois counties. The risk of severe thunderstorms should diminish quickly after sunset. Marginal hail and gusty winds may still be possible across parts of the Kentucky Pennyrile and Southwest Indiana until shortly after dark.

National Weather Service Paducah

At least three people died and thousands lost power when severe storms last night passed through Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, and Missouri.  The storms spawned tornadoes that claimed lives in Perry County, MO as well as Ottawa and Crossville, IL.

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National Weather Service Paducah is holding a public town hall meeting tonight to discuss the tornado that struck Mayfield earlier this month. 

The meeting includes a presentation on tornado safety followed by a panel discussion with meteorologists and emergency management staff. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Officials in Graves County are assessing the damage from a tornado that touched down north of Mayfield Tuesday. In a media conference Wednesday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says initial reports indicate the tornado peaked at the low end of EF3 on the sale, with 140 miles per hour winds. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, via YouTube

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 1st District U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield released statements today regarding Tuesday's tornado that struck western Kentucky. 

Stephen Lance Dennee

Update: Graves County Officials Assess Tornado Damage in Mayfield 

Mayfield and Graves County sustained significant damage Tuesday afternoon from at least one damaging tornado. The supercell hit closest to Mayfield on HWY North 45 and the Purchase Parkway where Mayor Teresa Cantrell says the damage continued to proceed northeasterly.

NOAA Paducah, weather.gov

8:26: In second tornado near Trigg/Christian County line, Ky State Police troopers report structural damage to barns near KY 126 north of KY 129, no homes damaged.  

7:53: A tornado warning issued for Hopkinsville until 8:15  

Henry County Schools

Henry County Emergency Management will conduct a mock tornado exercise Friday morning at Henry County High School.

NOAA, wikipedia.org

Producers from the Weather Channel are asking for help in gathering video of the tornadoes that ravaged Kentucky and Indiana on March 2nd, 2012.

NOAA, wikipedia.org

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is working to apply Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance to help counties affected by twin tornadoes on June 5th. 

The storms claimed three lives and left thousands without power. 

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