A severe storm approached Montgomery Co./photo provided by Lindsey Seay
There were multiple tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings across western Kentucky Sunday afternoon and evening, but most of the damage stayed to the north of Christian, Todd and Trigg counties.
Several homes were damaged or destroyed in Hopkins County, where one person was thrown approximately 60 feet when a structure on Cotton Back Road near Nortonville was leveled. That individual was not hurt and refused a trip to the hospital.
Other homes were damaged or destroyed on Red Hill Road and heavy damage was reported on Gordon Crick Road. Mt. Carmel Church near White Plains was also heavily damaged, according to the National Weather Service, which reports tree damage throughout the southern portion of Hopkins County.
Interstate 69 was closed at the 80 mile-marker in Caldwell County due to downed power lines and poles and major power outages were reported in that area. The Times Leader reported the roof was partially blown off Millikan's Marine.
The weather service also believes it was a tornado that damaged several buildings and homes in Union County near Morganfield.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham said there was no major damage in Christian County, but that 840 Kentucky Utilities customers in the Crofton-Mannington area lost power due to the storms. That number was approximately 3,000 people without power in Hopkins County.
Todd County Emergency Management Director Tim Pulley reported no damage there and there were no immediate reports of damage in Trigg County.
Survey teams will be traveling the region early this week determining whether tornadoes or straight line winds did the damage in counties to our north.