Disaster Relief Information for Mayfield and Graves County Kentucky

Mayfield-Graves County Tornado Relief services update

Crisis Hotlines

To reach out for free 24/7 counseling or support, call or text the Red Cross Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.

Warming Centers
The Mayfield-Graves County Emergency Operations Center is working with the Red Cross and other agencies to activate a warming center in Mayfield.

Some families who are still using space heaters may have difficulty keeping their homes warm as temperatures drop through the day.

If you have need of a warming center, please call 502-871-1498.

ATMOS Energy has restored gas service to several sections of Mayfield. If your home has gas heat and you are staying at another location, please check your home for a door hanger that indicates your natural gas service is restored.

The door hanger directs you to call 1-888-286-6700 for individual assistance with the restoration of natural gas service.

ATMOS Energy is preparing a map indicating locations where natural gas service has been restored. We hope to post it before the end of the day.
Meals & Shelters

Hot Meals

  • His House Ministries (1250 KY-303, Mayfield, KY 42066)  – Lunch Only
  • Catalyst Church (114 Kings Drive, Mayfield KY 42066) – 1:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Shelter / Feeding Sites

  • Wingo Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 334 Lebanon St, Wingo, KY 42088
    • Call Pastor RB Mays at 270-983-0333
  • The Way Center, 6175 State Route 339, Wingo, KY 42088
    • Call Pastor Ike Murphy at 270-564-0699
    • Keep in mind, Wingo Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church and The Way Center are next door to each other and are sharing resources.
  • Open Door Baptist Church in Mayfield
    • Doors open as a shelter after 6 p.m.
    • The church says it can hold about 25 to 40 people.
  • FULL – Wingfield Inn is providing no-cost rooms for those needing a place to stay. Transportation can be provided.
  • The Red Cross Shelter is open and has room for 30 individuals. It is located at First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 West Broadway, Mayfield, KY 42066. For questions please call 573.747.7713.

Disaster Snap Assistance
Supply Distribution

Supply Distribution Locations 12.22.21
Distribution points for water, food and other supplies have been established.  These Point of Distribution (POD) locations will offer basic materials to supply families and individuals with enough food and water for approximately three days. Each family will then rotate through to receive another three-day supply.

Please do not drop of clothing donations at these locations.

The Mayfield-Graves County Regional Emergency Operations Center is sharing the holiday schedule for the Point of Distribution (POD) location that provides supplies for families affected by the tornado.

The POD at the Graves County Fairgrounds, 1001 Housman Street, Mayfield, KY., will be open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Dec. 22 & 23. 

The POD offers pick-up for basic materials to supply families and individuals with enough food and water for approximately three days. Individuals who are picking up supplies should exercise patience and use caution for their safety and the safety of workers.

Friday, December 24, will be the last day Mayfield High School will serve as a distribution center for tornado relief supplies. They will close at noon.

MHS will continue to assist the families of Mayfield Independent. Mayfield students and their families needing any help can contact their family resource centers.

The Airport is NO LONGER a Point of Distribution

Graves County Fairgrounds (Drive-Through Only)
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST (Closed on Sunday)

Items Available: Food, water, baby supplies, pet supplies, and cleaning supplies. Generator sign up at this location only.
101 Housman Street
Mayfield, KY 

Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For drop offs and deliveries.

High Point Baptist Church
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST (Closed on Sunday)
Items Available: Food and water.
220 Farthing Street (9th & Farthing)

Non-ethanol gas and oil has been donated for chainsaws & generators. Available at the site of Carr’s Red Barn. NOT FOR VEHICLES.

Red Cross Update
FEMA Update

The Individual Assistance county registrations totals  for Graves County from Dec 28, 2021.  This report lets you know how many residents have filed for a claim for individual assistance with FEMA.

Registrations Daily – 61 Registrations Cumulative – 3246 Individuals &  Households Program Referrals – 2626 Individuals & Households Program Amount – $1,6828,614.74 Housing Assistance Referrals – 2519 Housing Assistance Amount – $1,211,337.82 Other Needs Referrals – 1311 Other Needs Amount – $617,166.92 # of Max Grants – 4

IHP = Individuals and Households Program

HA = Housing Assistance (Rental, Lodging Expense Reimbursement, Home Repair, Destroyed  Home Replacement)

ONA = Other Needs Assistance (Medical, Dental, Funeral, Childcare, Others (Essential Needs – defined by the State), Transportation (Primary Vehicle), Personal Property, Moving & Storage

GFIP = Group Flood Insurance Policy

A FEMA mobile registration center is open at the old Walmart location, Mayfield Plaza, 1102 Paris Rd., Mayfield, KY 42066 . Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. FEMA personnel at the center can help residents who were affected by the Dec. 10 storms apply for federal assistance.

A Disaster Recovery Center:  Graves County Library, 601 N. 17TH St. Mayfield, KY, with a soft opening Dec 24th at 12 noon, Operational Hours: Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday 800 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, New Years- ClosedThe center serves as one-stop shop for hurricane survivors to navigate through the application process and what to expect after registering for assistance. In addition to FEMA services, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Kentucky Office Of Unemployment Insurance.

A Business Recovery Center is open in Marshall County at the Joe Creason Community Center, 1600 Park Ave., Benton, KY 42025, they provide information to disaster survivors regarding the Small Business Administration Disaster loan programs.  Location:. Hours:  Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sundays.  In observance of the Holiday, they will close Dec 25 and Jan 1.

Small Business Administration Loan Statistics – The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes (including landlords), nonprofits, homeowners and renters to cover uninsured or uncompensated losses or damage from Florence. After registering for disaster assistance, applicants may be referred to the SBA. Homeowners may be eligible for a disaster loan up to $200,000 for primary residence structural repairs or rebuilding. SBA may also be able to help homeowners and renters with up to $40,000 to replace important personal property, including automobiles damaged or destroyed in the disaster. There’s no obligation to accept a loan, but you may miss out on the largest source of federal disaster recovery funds if you don’t apply.  If you don’t qualify for an SBA disaster loan, you may be referred back to FEMA for Other Needs Assistance grants.

As of December 26, 2021.  SBA stat’s are area wide and not just specific to your county.

  • Home Loan Applications received = 151
  • Home Loan Applications approved = 13
  • Dollar amount $931,700.00
  • Business Home Loan Applications received = 54
  • Business Loan Applications approved = 1
  • Total Dollar Amount $2100.00

Disaster Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers

Farmers and ranchers are also eligible for disaster assistance for damage or losses from Florence. Along with FEMA grants and SBA loans, farmers and ranchers are eligible for emergency loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). Eligible losses covered by emergency loans and other programs may include crops and livestock. For more information on FSA services, go online to the USDA website USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Recent Tornadoes

Unmet Needs:  FEMA works closely with state, federal, faith-based and voluntary agency partners. Survivors who do not qualify for FEMA disaster assistance may call 2-1-1 United Ways, the statewide information and referral service for basic unmet needs—such as food or cleaning supplies and help to pay utility bills and child care expenses.

Disaster Fraud: Survivors should be aware that con artists and criminals may try to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud or identity theft after disaster. In some cases, thieves try to apply for FEMA assistance using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from survivors.   If a FEMA inspector comes to your home and you did not submit a FEMA application, your information may have been used without your knowledge to create a FEMA application. If so, please inform the inspector that you did not apply for FEMA assistance so they can submit a request to stop further processing of the application. If you did not apply for assistance, but receive a letter from FEMA, please call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. The helpline will submit a request to stop any further processing of that application. The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office has established a hotline to report price gouging and scams related to the tornadoes: 502-696-5485.

How to Apply for Assistance: Residents in Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Barren, Marion, Taylor and Warren counties can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362, or by using the FEMA mobile app. For TTY, call 800-462-7585. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. The toll-free telephone number will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time), seven days a week, until further notice. To qualify for assistance from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, you or a member of your household must be a U.S. citizen, non-U.S. citizen national or qualified alien. However, undocumented families with diverse immigration status only need one family member (including a minor child) who is a U.S. citizen, non-U.S. citizen national or qualified alien who has a Social Security number to apply.  The deadline to apply for assistance is Feb. 11, 2022.

Starting Monday, January 3, 2022, displaced #Mayfield/#GravesCounty residents needing assistance from FEMA, the American Red Cross, area churches, or to get supplies from the Mayfield/Graves County Fairgrounds will need to call the Fulton County Transit Authority office at 270-472-0662 to schedule a pickup.

Mayfield/Graves County residents who are staying at the area Kentucky State Parks are also encouraged to schedule their appointments due to travel time and distance.
Utility Information

The Boil Water Order for Mayfield has been lifted.

1-4-2022 UPDATE:
  • Approximately 189 customers are still without power.
  • MEWS would like to ask those customers who currently do not have power and their point of attachment/riser is safe and need power please call 270-247-4661.
  • If damage has occurred to your meter base/weatherhead please make arrangements to have your service repaired and inspected so service can be restored.
  • Customers who do not have water and want water service restored, please call 270-247-4661 and a meter tech will come to the location to turn the water on and check for leaks.
MEWS business office is located in the parking lot of Mayfield Electric & Water Systems in the portable office pictured below. Our office hours are Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. If you have any questions please contact our office at 270-247-4661.

Atmos Energy Urges Safety During Tornado Cleanup

Atmos Energy urges residents affected by the recent tornados to take steps that help ensure their personal safety. Atmos Energy has brought in additional personnel to continuously work in tornado damaged areas surveying, repairing, and replacing natural gas infrastructure while restoring natural gas service as quickly and safely as possible.  Please observe these safety reminders to keep you, your family, and your neighbors safe.

  • Smell gas? Act fast! –  Anyone who thinks they smell natural gas inside their home or neighborhood should leave the area immediately and from a safe distance call 911 and the Atmos Energy Emergency Hotline at 866.322.8667.  We will promptly send someone to investigate.
  • Debris cleanup – Make sure the area around your natural gas meter is clear of trash or debris, so cleanup crews can easily see and avoid striking any natural gas facilities.
  • Tree removal – Before removing large tree limbs or deep-rooted tree stumps, call 811 to have your underground utility lines located and prevent any damage. 
  • Digging – Natural gas distribution pipelines are mostly underground but can be damaged by uprooted trees and shifted foundations. After the storm, call 811 to have underground utility lines marked.
  • Roof vents and piping – High winds and debris can cause significant roof damage that could bend or pull apart vent caps and pipes. Please contact a licensed plumber or heating contractor to have gas vents and piping inspected and to ensure proper ventilation of natural gas equipment and appliances, which allows combustion gases to escape outside.
  • Outage/Service Interruption – Atmos Energy customers experiencing a natural gas outage or service interruption should contact the company’s customer service number at 888.286.6700. Service will be restored as quickly as possible once the area is deemed safe.
  • Property Demolition – If your property is scheduled to be demolished, please contact Atmos Energy’s customer service number at 888.286.6700 before demolition activities begin to protect your property and to make the area safe.

For natural gas safety tips during severe weather, please visit https://www.atmosenergy.com/tornado.

If your home was destroyed or is too damaged to live in, please call WKRECC to be disconnected to avoid a minimum bill in the future. Call 1-877-495-7322 or use the “Contact Us” button on the website.

UPDATE – Dec. 20, 2021 (10:00 a.m.)

Late Sunday night, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative and its visiting crews completed repairs to the distribution system resulting from the EF4 tornado that slashed across the service area on Dec. 10. The lights are back on for all WKRECC members whose homes are capable of being reconnected.

“This has truly been an amazing effort by our crews and the visiting crews and contractors that partnered with us to get the lights back on for our members,” said WKRECC President & CEO David Smart. “We are thankful to be part of the cooperative family and to have these resources available to help when we need it most.” Initial reports show WKRECC has replaced about 400 broken poles and more than 20 miles of line over the past week.

“Today our thoughts and prayers are with our members who have lost loved ones or lost their homes and treasured possessions. We are encouraged by and thankful to the many groups and organizations who are stepping in to help,” Smart added.

WKRECC will continue cleanup work today across the area. If your home is intact and your neighbors have power, but you do not, please call WKRECC at 1-877-495-7322 to report your outage.

We will also be working to reconnect homes as repairs and inspections are completed.

All business offices have reopened. Our website, and online payment tools are also operational.

“WKRECC is very thankful for everyone who supported our efforts to feed and house our crews throughout this repair effort and for everyone who has reached out with a message of hope and encouragement,” said Smart. “We are truly stronger together.”
Cleanup Services
Team Rubicon Disaster Response is in the community to serve our residents. They are veterans and first responders who are here to help you. All the services they provide are 100% FREE.
Services they offer: Debris Management
Chainsaw Work
Roof Tarping
Recovery Tarping (Personal belongings)
They will need the property owner or the resident of the property to be on site to fill out a permission waiver before they can do any work on your property.
Call 424-750-2971 for help.
Mail Services
Public Health Services

Graves County Health Department

December 16

A Water Treatment Unit is setup at the Graves County Health Department and can be used for individuals who need to fill large containers, gallon containers or other water holding devices.

December 13 at 3:17 PM  · 

Graves County Health Department is currently closed to the public. If you are needing WIC assistance you can contact the surrounding county Health Departments:

Calloway County Health Department: (270)-753-3381

Marshall County Health Department: (270)-527-1496

Purchase District Health Department: (270)-444-9631

We will update with more information as it becomes available.

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Outpatient COVID-19 testing is available in the Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion located behind the hospital from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and call 270.251.4095. No appointment is necessary. Test results will be back in 24-48 hours.

Kentucky Care

Tonight Kentucky Care will be moving their mobile unit to 110 Kings Drive, Mayfield, KY 42066. They will be open at this location tomorrow to continue our tornado relief care. Please come see them for any urgent or acute care needs.

Some exciting news with this mobile unit location change: This site will become their permanent second Mayfield location! They are excited to announce this new clinic in the rebuilding of Mayfield.
Rebuilding Information

Mayfield Rotary Club

The Mayfield Rotary Club is assisting with “Homes and Hope for Kentucky, Inc.” to help rebuild homes in the area. The Mayfield Rotary Club Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity, will be accepting funds for this significant project to help our citizens. The Foundation is only acting as a conduit for the funds. Should you want to make a donation to this new initiative you can make a check payable to: Mayfield Rotary Club Foundation. In the memo line put: Homes and Hope for Ky. Donations can be mailed to: Mayfield Rotary Club P.O. Box 485, Mayfield, Kentucky 42066. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support and generosity.

Prescription Services

Local pharmacies, including Duncan Clinic Pharmacy (located in the Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion), Stone’s Health Mart Pharmacy, Gibson’s Pharmacy (Paris Rd.), Walgreen’s and CVS, are able to fill paper scripts. Bring in your prescription bottles for help getting refills.

Duncan Prescription Center is now open at 1520 Cuba Road. If refills are needed they can be reached at 270-247-3345.

Financial Services
The West Kentucky Workforce Board will continue its partnership with Graves County Schools in order to operate a temporary resource center at Graves County High School located at 1220 Eagle Way in Mayfield. The center will be open from 8am until 3pm on Monday, December 27; Tuesday, December 28; and Wednesday, December 29. So far, nearly 400 citizens who lost their business or employment from the December 10th tornado have utilitzed the temporary site. They have filed for unemployment insurance, replaced personal identification documents, or handled other online needs.

According to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development, individuals who became unemployed or those who are self-employed and had work interrupted as a direct result of the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, and tornadoes, are eligible to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits through the Kentucky Office of Unemploym​ent Insurance. Farmers and other self-employed individuals who are traditionally ineligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits may qualify for DUA. The deadline to apply for this assistance is January 18, 2022.

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a National Dislocated Worker Grant funding to support disaster-relief temporary employment to opportunities to assist with clean-up and recovery activities in eight Kentucky counties: Caldwell, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Taylor and Warren. Individuals who lost their jobs because of the tornados may begin to apply for these positions at the Graves County High School site and any of these Kentucky Career Centers which will be open Monday – Wednesday next week:

Paducah Career Center is located at 416 South 6th Street in Paducah KY 42001. Its hours of operation are 8am- 4:30pm. Its phone number is 270-575-7000.

Hopkinsville Career Center is located at 110 Riverfront Drive in Hopkinsville KY 42240. Its hours of operation are , 8am- 4:30pm. Its phone number is 270-889-6509.

JobNet is located at 755 Industrial Road in Madisonville KY 42431. Its hours of operation are , 8am- 4:30pm. Its phone number is 270-821-9966.
SBA Disaster Information
Funeral Expense Information

Those eligible for Funeral Expenses grants will be contacted directly.

Animal Needs

The Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter

  • Giving out free dog and cat food. 
  • The shelter is also accepting reports about missing and found pets. 
  • Phone #: 270-251-0130.
  • Address:  500 N 12th St, Mayfield, KY 42066

Ceglinski Animal Clinic is offering housing for displaced pets. If you need temporary housing for your pet, call 270-554-0171.

Mayfield Veterinary Clinic has set up a Paypal account to accept donations. Select “Send Money” and searh for info@mayfieldvetclinic.com.

Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter does have an active search and rescue team that’s being coordinated with the The Humane Society of the United States. We are also working through emergency management. There are multiple search teams that are searching the city and county areas. Contact the shelter via FB messenger if you cannot come by. There have been many pets coming in throughout the past day. If they are at the shelter, they are safe. The volume of activity there is really high as is the amount of messages. Please be patient as cellular service is the only way of communication via FB while staff is at the shelter and cellular service currently is not very good.

***All of the staff with the animal shelter will identify themselves and be in one of our support vans. All the rescuers with HSUS are all in clearly marked rescue vehicles and in uniforms. If you need any of our assistance and see them, please stop them. There have been reports of a few outliers who are trying to rescue pets. We have been told some have been transported outside of the city/county. While the intentions are most likely pure, some of these people who have lost their pet family may not have transportation, communication or homes anymore. Transporting these animals outside of the area is or will make it more difficult for a reunion. If you are housing a displaced animal, please contact the Animal Shelter so the animal can be added to the database.
Additional Services
  • Samaritan’s Purse / First Assembly of God, Mayfield, KY  Call if you have needs – 270-970-3034
  • AT&T Store Charging Station – 1112 Paris Rd.
  • Salvation Army at Mayfield Tennis Courts
  • Tide Loads of Hope, Mayfield Walmart parking lot.  Available through the weekend for laundry services.
  • 7 Oaks Church of Christ, Mayfield, KY
  • Northside Church of Christ, Mayfield, KY
  • Operation BBQ-lunch and dinner service located at Lowe’s Home Improvement, Mayfield, KY
    • Expecting drive-thru meal pick up at Trace Creek Baptist Church soon. 
  • Tyson Foods at Wal-Mart
    • Bulk food is available for churches and groups that are able to cook
    • Hot food is also available
  • Counselors will be at MHS for students
  • Walmart is open 7am-7pm for right now
  • To get help cleaning up your home (cut trees, removal of debris, tapping roofs, and mold mitigation) call Crisis Cleanup at 800-451-1954 (open until Dec. 24)
  • Plaza Tire is providing free flat tire repairs during normal hours
  • First Line Fire Extinguisher is providing free extinguishers to those in need (1333 N 8th St, Paducah)
  • Eyecare
    • Mayfield Family Eyecare is working with tornado victims with replacement glasses and contact lenses.
    • Jarvis Vision Center (Murray) is offering free glasses & contacts to residents impacted by Tornadoes.
    • SuccessVision (Paducah) is offering a free pair of glasses to those in need.
    • Clarkson Eyecare is offering free glasses & contact lenses to those impacted by the tornadoes and first responders.
  • Graves County/Mayfield will schedule all written test and drivers license road test appointments at the Paducah Regional Testing Site. They can be reached Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 270-443-7671 or 800-542-5990 Option 3.