Cleaning Up After the Storm

By: Tara Hettinger
By: Tara Hettinger

The wake of the storm brought more than just damage....

"We've been out since the storm hit," said Randy Graham Chief of the Christian County Rescue Squad.

Crews from all over are coming together to pick up the pieces.

"We're going out to the areas where the houses have been destroyed and damaged looking for causalities and injuries that type of thing. Just making sure everyone is out of their houses," added Graham.

"Lots of homes destroyed lots of trees down there's gonna be some people looking for a place to stay," said firefighter Brandon Joiner.

And the extent of the damage is still not known.

"They're hoping by daylight to have a clean picture of what the damage is," said Salvation Army Major Jean Wilson.

But the clean up isn't taking a break. The fire department, rescue squad, and Salvation Army are here in Hopkinsville splitting up the tasks.

"Its just a way for us to get everything together and all the law enforcement people working together on one team," said Graham.

"Whoever needs something to eat or to drink... We'll be there for them," said Wilson.

Because it's going to take time to rebuild what the storm took away.

"It's gonna be long hours for a lot of people," said Wilson.


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