(WEHT) – The following locations are offering to provide shelter during the severe weather event in the Tri-States on Wednesday.

Hopkins County

  • The Hopkins County Government Center at 56 N. Main Street in Madisonville. This building is not a certified storm shelter and visitors will need to register at the entrance.
  • The gymnasiums at Madisonville North Hopkins High School and Southside Elementary School will be open from 6 p.m. until the serious threat passes. These buildings are not certified storm shelters and a waiver must be signed by visitors.
  • Dawson Springs Independent Schools opened the high school as a tornado safe zone. For more information, click here.

Spencer County

  • The following churches have agreed to open as storm shelters:
    • Grandview United Methodist Church, 424 W Main St. Grandview. Enter through the basement door.
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, 124 S Fifth St. Rockport. Use the Walnut St. entrance in the basement.
    • Chrisney Baptist Church, 308 S. Main St., Chrisney. Enter through the south basement door.
    • Santa Claus United Methodist Church, 351 N Holiday Blvd. Use the main entrance.

McLean County

  • The following churches have offered residents use of their basements:
    • Island Baptist
    • Baptist Calhoun
    • Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian
    • Sacramento Baptist
    • Sacramento Methodist
    • Beech Grove Christian Church
    • Baptist of Livermore
    • Pleasant hope
    • Community Church

Daviess County

  • For today’s tornado threat event only, the following churches have agreed to open their basements for shelter:
    • Yellow Creek Baptist Church across from Yellow Creek Park, 5741 KY Highway 144 (when sirens activate)
    • Heritage Baptist Church, 3585 Thurston-Dermont Road, (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
    • St. Stephen’s Cathedral South Basement Entrance, 610 Locust Street (4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
    • No food will be served. People will need to bring a bottle of water with him.

Muhlenberg County

  • The following churches are opening as shelters:
    • Cherry Hill Baptist Church
    • Green River Chapel Church
    • Church of the Hill of the Bards
    • Chapel of Powers
    • Beechmont Baptist missionary
    • Brier Creek Church
    • Sacramento CP Church
    • Riverside Missionary Baptist Church
    • A new hope
    • Baptiste Ebenezer
    • Roland
    • Central City Baptist Temple
    • East Union to Graham
    • General Baptist Belton Beechmont
    • New powdery life

Hancock County

  • The following locations have been designated as shelters for tonight’s inclement weather:
    • Central Baptist Church, 25 State Route 3543, Hawesville, Ky 42348.
    • Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7814 State Route, 144 E Hawesville, Ky 42348.
  • The shelters above aren’t a 100% guarantee against full-scale tornadoes, but the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency says they’re the best option for many.


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