Hopkins County to build storage facility for donated items for tornado victims
More than three months after a deadly tornado devastated communities
across Kentucky, Hopkins County is taking one more step to deal with the long-term recovery process.
The Dec. 10 tornado killed 13 people in Dawson Springs, a small town in Hopkins County with a population of 2,500.
The tornado destroyed more than half of Dawson Springs, including hundreds of homes.
Hopkins County Fiscal Court has approved leasing a property that will be used to construct a building to store donated materials and supplies for tornado victims.
The Dawson Springs Progress reports the project will be funded with $154,000 from United Way.
When the building is no longer needed for the tornado recovery process, it will be used for other county projects.