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Kentucky twister causes damages, 1 injury Submitted: 03/14/2019
paducah, ky - Kentucky State Police say a state of emergency has been declared in an extreme western county where a tornado spread damage around a 5-square-mile (13-square kilometer) area, knocking down power lines and covering roadways in debris.

A statement from police says one injury has been reported in McCracken County from the storm. Emergency crews are going door-to-door in the area to check on residents. Authorities said buildings were damaged, including a preschool. Forty students were inside but none were reported hurt.

Several roadways are shut down due to debris and down power lines including portions of U.S. 62 and Kentucky 286.

The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation center for those hit by the storm.

Written By: Associated Press

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