Clean up continues in Hopkinsville after EF-2 tornado

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WKRN) – The cleanup continues in Hopkinsville, Kentucky Monday where an EF-2 tornado touched down this weekend.

Hopkinsville Mayor, Carter Hendricks said the Eagle Crossing Apartments, located along Calvin Drive, was hit hardest by the storm.

The complex was nearly destroyed, leaving 72 units damaged and 140 people displaced.

The American Red Cross opened up a shelter over the weekend at the Thomas Street Recreation Center, assisting at least 14 people.

Mayor Hendricks said a new, “short term” shelter located at Saint John’s United Methodist Church is set to open Monday morning.

The Red Cross is working closely with Brookside Properties, the Salvation Army in Hopkinsville and the housing authority to make sure impacted individuals and families have shelter and basic needs.

Utlity lineman worked through the weekend to make repairs and restore power to several building near the front of the complex.

Mayor Hendricks said there is a need for clean up efforts and debris removal. Crews with Hopkinsville Public Works will start the process early Monday morning.

The management company, Brookside Properties, has begun accepting donations.

The local Salvation Army is accepting donations of supplies or clothing.

A GoFundMe page has been established to help impacted residents. Click here for more.

(Photo: WKRN)