Disaster Relief Information for Mayfield and Graves County Kentucky

Mayfield-Graves County Tornado Relief Information

Families that have not been able to make contact with family members please call the Kentucky State Police at 270-856-3721

Graves County Emergency Managment Facebook Live Event

MAYFIELD, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2021) –

The Mayfield-Graves County Regional Emergency Operations Center and the Graves County Office of Emergency Management plan to hold a second Facebook Live event on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

The 5 p.m., CST, event at https://www.facebook.com/Graves-County-Office-of-Emergency-Management-203302559749060 will provide a tornado response update along with information on where residents of the tornado corridor can go to get reliable information and various types of assistance.

Residents may submit questions directly in the comments section on the Facebook page. Questions placed in comments on pages that share the feed will not show up on the Graves County Office of Emergency Management page.

As time allows, questions will be addressed during the meeting. Questions that cannot be answered immediately will be answered with a reply in the comments the following day.

Residents who are unable to join the live event may playback a recording later in the week. Residents with questions may also call the tornado relief information hotline at any time.
Graves County Tornado Relief Hotline

Residents can request assistance through the Graves County Tornado Relief Hotline at 270-727-5114. Community members should use the hotline for help if they are in need of food, water, blankets, or other essential items. The hotline is operated from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. After-hour voicemails are also monitored.

Please use 911 for emergencies.
FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA disaster assistance – Mobile Unit Location:  Mayfield Plaza (1102 Paris Rd., Mayfield, KY 42066).  You can also apply through this link, or by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).  When applying for FEMA assistance make sure you provide the following:

    • A current phone number where you can be contacted.
    • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying.
    • Your Social Security Number.
    • A general list of damage and losses.
    • Banking information if you choose direct deposit.
    • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name.

Renters in Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor, and Warren counties whose homes and property were damaged by severe storms and tornadoes on Dec. 10, 2021, may apply for federal assistance. FEMA Individual Assistance is available to renters, including students, as well as homeowners. Details here: https://www.fema.gov/…/kentucky-renters-can-apply-fema…

City Contact Numbers
Mayor’s Office
Petra Crutchfield, Mayor’s Executive Assistant – 270-251-6252
Kathy S O’Nan, Mayor – 270-251-6251

Code Enforcement, Building & Planning
Clarissa Yarber, Codes, Building & Planning Administration – 270-251-6200
William Higginson, Fire Marshall – 270-251-6201
Wallace White, Code Enforcement Officer – 270-251-6260
Quinton Taylor, Code Enforcement Officer – 270-251-6203

Clerk’s Office
Michelle Carson, Deputy City Clerk – 270-251-6210
Karen Wilson, Assist City Clerk – 270-251-6211
Tamie Johnson, City Clerk/Treasurer – 270-251-6212
Tornado Sirens
Mayfield-Graves County Tornado/Storm Warning Siren Test at Noon Today

Repairs to siren activation system completed overnight

MAYFIELD, Ky. (Dec. 31, 2021) – The Graves County Office of Emergency Management plans a tornado/storm warning siren test at noon today, December 31, 2021.

Two of the county’s 11 storm warning sirens were damaged by the EF-4 tornado that hit the region on Dec. 10. A test of the system on Thursday found the antenna that activates the sirens required additional repairs. Those repairs were completed overnight to allow the sirens to be tested today.

The siren test will help officials determine which sirens are fully operational and which sirens may require additional repairs or replacement.

The test will take about 10 minutes to complete starting at noon, today.

The Graves County Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to have multiple paths for severe weather warnings. You may sign up for emergency weather alerts via phone through the county’s Code Red system at: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/C5EAAFDA883C
 
Disaster Relief Application
Kentuckians impacted by the storms and tornado in Western Kentucky this weekend can apply for federal disaster relief.

Visit http://ow.ly/Ki6650H9TH1 to start an application.

For more information, visit KHC’s resources page: http://ow.ly/Lsu550H9TSy.
Tornado Relief Hotline

Residents can request assistance through the Graves County Tornado Relief Hotline. Community members should use the hotline for help if they do not have food, water, tarps, generators, blankets, or other items. 

Graves County Tornado Relief Hotline: 270.727.5114

The hotline is operated from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. After hour voicemails are also monitored. 

Please continue to use 911 for emergencies. 

COVID-19 At Home Tests
School Reopening
Students will return to class on Monday, January 10, at the normal start times for all three schools. However, in order to maintain the district’s original last day for students, dismissal times have been changed.

Mayfield Elementary School will now dismiss students at 3:19. Mayfield Middle School will dismiss students at 2:44, and Mayfield High School will dismiss students at 3:14.

Morning preschool start and end times will remain the same; however afternoon preschool will begin at 12:45 and end at 4:04.

Also, transportation routes and times for buses will be adjusted based on clean up and repair work along city streets. Details on these transportation changes will be provided as additional information is made available.

Students are asked if they still have their Chromebooks to please bring them charged Monday morning. Mental health services will be available to students as they return to school. Also, after-school education programs will be postponed until further notice.

If you have questions, please contact your child’s school or the district board of education office at 270-247-3868.

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Los estudiantes regresarán a clases el lunes 10 de enero a la hora normal de entrada, sin embargo, para poder mantener el último día de clases como se había planeado desde el principio del curso escolar, los horarios de salida tendrán que cambiar.

Los horarios de salida serán los siguientes:
-El horario de salida de la Primaria Mayfield (MES) será a las 3:19.
-El horario de salida de la secundaria (MMS) será a las 2:44
-El horario de salida de la preparatoria será a las (MHS) 3:14.
-El turno matutino del preescolar no va a cambiar
-El turno de la tarde de preescolar comenzará a las 12:45 y terminará a las 4:04.

Además, las rutas de transporte y los horarios de los autobuses se ajustarán a medida que los trabajos de limpieza y reparación a lo largo de las calles de la ciudad. Se proporcionarán detalles sobre estos cambios de transporte a medida que dispongamos de la información adicional.

Si su estudiante todavía tiene sus Chromebooks por favor de traerlas cargadas el lunes.

Contaremos con personal que va a poder asistir a nuestros estudiantes con servicios de salud mental cuando regresen a la escuela. Los programas de educación extracurriculares/clases de la tarde se pospondrán hasta nuevo aviso.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la escuela de su estudiante o con las oficinas principales al 270-247-3868.

Graves County Schools will return to session Monday, January 3rd. We will continue to work with our families affected by the tornado and their individual circumstances. Counselors and additional support as needed will be available on site. We look forward to seeing our students Monday.

Emergency Contractor Registration Program
Attorney General Cameron Joins Officials in Graves County, City of Mayfield to Launch Emergency Contractor Registration Program to Prevent Home Repair Fraud in Tornado-Damaged Areas
Kentucky Realtors Disaster Relief

Kentucky REALTORS® is proud to be working with the REALTOR® Relief Fund at the National Association of REALTORS® to make $1.5 million in Disaster Relief Assistance available to residents of Kentucky that were affected by the storms/tornadoes in December 2021. 

Court Proceedings

FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 8, 2022 – Graves County court operations will resume Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, a month after tornadoes ripped through Western Kentucky and irreparably damaged the Graves County Courthouse at 100 E. Broadway.

Circuit and District courts and the Office of Circuit Court Clerk have been closed since Dec. 13 to give the Administrative Office of the Courts the opportunity to find and prepare temporary office space.

The Supreme Court of Kentucky issued Emergency Order 2021-43 to suspend court operations and Graves County has not accepted any court filings – conventional or electronic – during this time. The Supreme Court has now issued Amended Emergency Order 2022-02 to resume operations, including accepting court filings.

Court Proceedings

 

Court proceedings will be conducted remotely via phone and video or, if parties agree, in person in another county.

Office of Circuit Court Clerk

The Graves County Office of Circuit Court Clerk will open at a temporary location at 1102 Paris Road, Suite 21 (temporarily suite 25) in Mayfield. Its hours will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CT Monday-Friday. The office will serve the public by phone and in person by appointment. Contact the office at 270-247-1733.

Court Filings

To file court documents, use eFiling or place conventional paper filings in the drop box outside the building at the temporary location.

Driver’s License Services

Due to the storm damage, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has taken over issuing driver’s licenses and state ID cards for Graves County earlier than planned. Driver’s license services are no longer offered by the Graves County Office of Circuit Court Clerk. There is a KYTC office providing driver’s license services at 355 Charles Drive, Mayfield, KY, located between Cato and Hibbett.

Administrative Office of the Courts

The AOC is the operations arm for the state court system and supports the activities of nearly 3,300 employees and 406 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. The AOC also executes the Judicial Branch budget.

Epay
 
For anyone wanting to pay your fines/costs online, ePay should be available beginning 1/11/22!
Government Service Relocation

Pursuant to Supreme Court Order, the Graves Circuit Court, Graves District Court, and the Graves Circuit Court Clerk’s Office are all closed until further notice. We are working diligently to relocate so that we can open back up as quickly as possible.

Relocation of all Graves County state and county offices, including district and circuit courts.

Much more information will be released about this issue later this week, but an update is important to provide.

Until an official decision is made as to the structural integrity of the courthouse, and the path forward, plans have been made to relocate all state and county offices that are currently housed within the courthouse. They all will be relocated to the area and associated buildings known as the Mayfield Shopping Plaza, located behind Regions Bank.

The Sheriff, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, County Attorney, Judge Executive, CDW, Drivers License, District and Circuit Judges, and their respective courtrooms, and PVA will all relocate to this location. These efforts will begin immediately with a timeline of a few weeks.

Court dates will continue to be postponed.

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office will begin collecting property taxes tomorrow, December 28, 2021. The new temporary Sheriff’s Office is located in the Mayfield Shopping Plaza at 1102 Paris Road Suite 4 Mayfield, KY 42066. Office hours are still 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Penalties on tax bills will be waived until 4:30 PM on Friday, January 7, 2022. Penalties on property tax bills will be assessed to the tax bills beginning on Monday, January 10, 2022.

As of the current time, the credit and debit card machine is not working but they hope to have it up soon.
 

Please be patient and know that updated information will be released soon.

The courthouse remains under guard by law enforcement and the National Guard and no unauthorized admittance is allowed.

Graves County Clerk Kim Gills has advised us that they have reopened the County Clerk’s Office at 1102 Paris rd. Suite 4. This is in the old Plaza next to H&R block.

City clerk’s office has reopened and we are located at 1108 Cuba Road, in Fountain Square. Please note we are NOT a drop off location. They do not have a phone connection but plan to be there 8 am to 4 pm.

Mayfield City Council voted tonight unanimously to extend the 2021 property tax due date until January 31, 2022 without penalty.

Temporary Disaster Relief Victims Mayfield Driver’s License Office is located at 355 Charles Drive (beside Cato). Please call 502-706-0971.
Road Closures
MAYFIELD, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2022) – The Mayfield-Graves County Regional Emergency Operations Center continues to urge everyone to avoid travel in and through downtown Mayfield, as debris removal efforts continue.

While debris work has been halted due to weather conditions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor plans to resume activities as soon as possible.
Flaggers will be blocking streets where crews are active. Combined with closures due to structural issues with downtown buildings, travel through downtown Mayfield in the tornado corridor continues to be limited to only those who are directly involved in debris removal and other recovery efforts.

The general public is asked to use the KY 121-Bypass, the KY 80 Mayfield South Bypass, and I-69 as an outer loop, then travel inbound to access specific businesses that are open.

Trucks accessing businesses south of the downtown area may travel 6th Street northward to take James Street westward to access U.S. 45 northbound to reach Interstate 69. However, this route may be blocked from time to time due to ongoing debris removal efforts.

Please see the attached maps for an indication of specific closures. Again, debris removal efforts will require specific streets throughout the tornado corridor to be blocked for extended periods from time to time.
The public may avoid delays by using the bypass routes to skirt the edge of Mayfield, then travel inbound to access specific business locations.

As a reminder, there is a dark to daylight curfew in Mayfield. Citizens traveling to and from work will be allowed access to their workplace during curfew hours.
To get traffic advisories and alerts via email go to https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/KYTC/signup/13651 and click on counties in Kentucky you regularly drive through or on any of the specialty corridors you travel. There is a group specifically for the tornado corridor. Be sure to check your SPAM filtering to assure Gov Delivery is on your approved list.
Dumpsters for Household trash
The City of Mayfield and the Mayfield-Graves County Regional Emergency Operations Center have arranged for the placement of dumpsters to collect household trash.

Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan emphasized that the dumpsters are for household trash only.

“We’ve had 12 days without trash pickup. I know that many of the families who have been able to stay in their homes have accumulated household waste that requires proper disposal. These dumpsters are specifically for household trash only,” Mayor O’Nan said.

The dumpsters are posted with signs that specify indicate they are for HOUSEHOLD TRASH ONLY. They are available for disposal of the following items:
  • Garbage
  • Discarded Food
  • Paper
  • Packaging
The following items should not be placed in the dumpsters:
  • Electronics
  • Appliances Hazardous Waste
  • Vegetative Debris
  • Construction Debris
Dumpsters for those specific items will be provided at a later date.

Please see the attached map for dumpster locations. Specific locations are listed in the bottom right corner.
Replacing Documents
Important Information
  • If you see water running down the street, call 270-247-4661 immediately
  • People missing loved ones should call 270-825-5024
  • Welfare check request: 270-856-3721
  • If you suspect price gouging, call 888-432-9257 or go to ag.ky.gov/pricegouging
  • Take pictures of damage and debris BEFORE cleaning up for FEMA claims
Operation Christmas Tuesday

The City of Mayfield and Graves County Planning Operation Christmas Tuesday Event

Food, water, supplies, toys to be provided to affected residents of Graves County

MAYFIELD, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2021) – The City of Mayfield and Graves County are coordinating a multiagency event to provide resources and holiday joy to the residents of Mayfield and Graves County who were impacted by the catastrophic tornado that caused major damage in Western Kentucky.

Graves County Judge Executive Jesse Perry says the tornado destroyed a lot, but it didn’t cancel Christmas.

“Recovery happens in many ways, and we think it’s important to pause the clean-up long enough to lift up our community, particularly our children who have lost so much, with the love of Christmas.”

Operation Christmas Tuesday is scheduled for Dec. 21.  It will mobilize state, county and city staff as well as other community members and volunteer groups to provide a 4-day supply of food, and water, plus gift cards, supplies and toys for children ahead of the holiday.

Mayfield Mayor Kathy Stewart O’Nan said It’s a big task, but she is confident the community can make it happen.

“We’re seeking donations of cash and gift cards to supplement the toys and enable us to provide families with the things they need to get through Christmas,” Mayor O’Nan said.

Gift cards that can be used for furniture, supplies, food, or clothing are the most needed item. Gift card donations can be mailed or shipped to the Graves County Health Department, 416 Central Ave, Mayfield, KY 42066.

Monetary donations can be made by check to the Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund by mailing a check c/o Independence Bank PO Box 9 Fancy Farm, KY 42039. Donations can also be made to this fund at any Independence Bank location.

If you have questions about donations please call the Graves County donation hotline at 270.883.0072.

All information about ongoing efforts coordinated by the EOC will be posted on the Graves County Emergency Management Facebook page.

Debris Removal
01-03-22 8:30AM
From Army Corp of Engineers:

There are currently 42 hauling units (21) trucks pulling (21) trailers. Please get debris to curb. Do not bag debris. Move any vehicles out of right of way as soon as possible.

They also request to keep children and pets away when crews are collecting debris for their safety.
Zones 1,2,3,6,and 7 are active today.

Tornado Debris Removal Guidelines

Frankfort, KY. – The Kentucky Emergency Operations Center is providing the following information to help with the removal of debris.  Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are working together with county and local partners to remove debris.

The attached graphic provides information about how to properly sort debris to help with the cleanup process.  Debris should be sorted into 5 categories: vegetative debris (tree branches, logs, leaves, plants), hazardous waste (oil, batteries, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas), electronics (TV’s, computers, phones, DVDs), construction debris (building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing), and large appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers).

Place debris only in the right of way (within 15 feet of the curb or edge of the street).  Do not place debris on or near utility boxes, water meter covers, near trees, poles, fire hydrants, or other structures.  Please do not place debris in the roadway.  If your insurance company is coordinating debris removal from your property, follow their instructions.

If you have homeowner’s insurance, file a claim with your insurance first.  Then apply with FEMA.  You can apply at a FEMA Mobile Registration Center, online through DisasterAssistance.gov, through the FEMA app, or by calling 1-800-621-3362. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.

To learn more about available resources, go to kyem.ky.gov and fema.gov/disaster/4630.

No Burning IN Mayfield

A Mayfield city ordinance prohibits the burning of debris. No burn permits will be issued. There is concern about the possibility of asbestos and other hazardous materials intermingled with limbs and other debris. Any debris fires will be immediately extinguished, and the owner cited for illegal burning. All debris should be hauled to the landfill.

Banking Services

FNB (Dec 20th)
ALL OFFICES are OPEN and ALL ATM’s are working, with the exception of Mayfield Main. If FNB customers used a non-FNB ATM from 12/10/21 to 12/13/21 due the tornado, we are happy to reimburse you of any fees that you may have incurred. Please stop by your closest FNB Banking Center or call us toll-free at 888-934-2536. We are ready to help! www.growwithfnb.com

As a reminder, beginning today (Monday, December 20th), FNB customers who had a safety deposit box located at our Mayfield Main Office will be able to access their box at our new temporary site located at 100 WK&T Technology Dr, Building 300, Mayfield, KY 42066. An appointment is REQUIRED to access your box. To schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 270-247-1758.

First Kentucky Bank (Dec. 20th)

Most of the FKB offices will be operating normal hours, except for thier two Mayfield locations. Please see the adjusted hours/openings below.

The Mayfield 6th Street lobby will be open via appointment only from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM but the drive-thru will remain closed. To make an appointment, please call 1.866.839.6271.

Mayfield South will operate 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (lobby & drive-thru).

They apologize for any inconvenience. Please watch thier page for any additional changes. Thank you! As always, thier Digital Banking and ATMs are available 24/7.

In an effort to assist their customers during this incredibly difficult time, FKB has taken the following measures:
-Waiving the $1.00 fee charged to customers to use non-First Kentucky ATMs.
-Waiving the $10.00 fee charged to make transfers for customers by phone.
– Increased the daily ATM withdrawal limit on FKB debit and ATM cards from $500 to $1,000.
-Increased the daily mobile deposit limit from $2,500 to $5,000.

-Paducah Bank has graciously offered to allow FKB customers to use their ATMs with no fee.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call First Kentucky Bank at 1.866.839.6271.

CFSBank (Dec. 29th)
Graves County Banking Center will resume normal operations on Monday, January 3rd. All other Drive Thrus, Lobbies, LTM’s, and ATM’s are available for normal business hours. You can also reach our team directly by calling or texting 888-226-5669 or through our live chat at yourlifeyourbank.com

Signet Federal Credit Union (Dec 12th)
-The Mayfield branch, though without power, was not damaged. It will be closed until Mayfield has power again. The next two closest branches: 1560 Lowes Dr, Murray, KY 42071 that will be open regular hours and 2620 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY 42003. You can also use most credit union ATMs in the region without an additional charge.
-For those impacted by the tornado, please know that our thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be with you. If you need any assistance with your account, need help setting up online banking on your phone or have questions about your account or loan, please do not hesitate to call. We’ve set up a call center specifically to help you. It will be available 9am-5pm starting tomorrow (Monday) Call 270-443-5261 ext. 228 or ext. 221. As we learn more, we will keep you updated here and on the website.

River Valley AgCredit (Dec 12th)  
Update on Kentucky Offices
The Paducah and Kevil branches will be operating as normal. All other employees will be working remotely due to not having internet at the offices. Please contact 877-422-4203 to be directed to your local office employees or contact them on their cell phones.

Independence Bank (Dec 15th)
Open and fully operational.

US Bank (Dec 15th)
The US Bank drive-thru at the 406 South 7th Street location is open now from Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

US Bank is now full service at the at 1225 Paris Road for ATM transactions from Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Regions Bank (Dec 15th)
Open and fully operational.

Signet Federal Credit Union (December 21)
Mayfield branch (402 Charles Drive, Mayfield, KY 42066) just had thier internet restored, and are back up and running! They are operating normally.