More Than 100 People Still Missing in Hopkins County in Western, Kentucky

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Madisonville, Kentucky Mayor Kevin Cotton provides FOX Weather with information about the “day after the day after (FOX Weather/Courtesy of Brandon Clement / LSM.” YouTube Tips ⓘ

Mayor Kevin Cotton, mayor of Madisonville, the county seat of Hopkins County, Kentucky described “the day after the after” the December 10-11, 2021 tornado outbreak in the United States …

More than 100 people are missing.

Thousands of people displaced.

Over 500 homes affected by damage and destruction.

Rescue and recovery continues in Dawson Springs.

Two-thirds of Dawson Springs is destroyed.




Facts about the area …

The population in 2010 of Madisonville, Kentucky — located in Kentucky’s Western Coal Field region — was about 19,591.

The population in 2010 of Dawson Springs, Kentucky — located in southwestern Hopkins County and known as a tourist destination at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park — was about 2,764.

The population in 2010 of Hopkins County was about 46,920. The county’s agricultural and industrial enterprises produce soybeans, corn, and tobacco, coal, oil and natural gas. Coal mines operate in the southern part of the county and agriculture businesses operate in the northern part of the county.

Temperatures overnight Saturday/Sunday were in the upper 20s.

Video shows the destruction in Dawson Springs, Kentucky after a tornado outbreak, which is actually about 70 miles northeast of Mayfield — not north (FOX Weather/Courtesty of Brandon Clement / LSM). YouTube Tips ⓘ

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