Apartment Complex Majorly Damaged In Hopkinsville

Posted at 11:21 PM, Feb 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-25 22:58:09-05

Around 170 tenants were displaced for the night after severe weather, including a possible tornado, seriously damaged an apartment complex in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

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Three people were reportedly injured at Eagle Crossing Apartments on Calvin Drive, but authorities said none of the injuries appeared to be serious. Six other victims were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

One building at the complex was destroyed and four were damaged when the storm moved through Saturday night.

Authorities said 48 units and around 170 people were affected. No one was allowed back inside the complex Saturday night.

"Right now our building is considered condemned, so no one can even go in there," one resident said. "And as far as our apartment is concerned... no."

The residents were being taken to meet with the Red Cross to determine their needs. At least 20 people stayed at a shelter Saturday night. Others decided to stay with friends or family.

Hopkinsville's mayor stated they would be declaring a state of emergency due to the damage from the suspected tornado.

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