Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

February 20, 2014

UPDATE: Tornado watch issued for area

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — 6:25 p.m. UPDATE:

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for an area that includes Barren, Warren, Simpson, Allen, Hart, Metcalfe and Monroe counties. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m.


Tornado Safe Room Locations


South Barren Volunteer Fire Department at Becton

6200 Old Bowling Green Rd., Glasgow, KY 42141


East Barren VFD Site

761 Hollis Thomas Road, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141


Red Cross South Barren VFD Site

197 Steam Mill Road, Smiths Grove, Kentucky 42171


Haywood VFD Site

67 Matthews Mill Road, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141


Temple Hill VFD Site on Roseville Road

7694 Roseville Road, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141


Temple Hill VFD Site

8543 Tompkinsville Road, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141


Hiseville VFD, Tick Ridge Station Site

728 Rick Ridge Road, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141


Park City Volunteer Fire Department (2 shelters at this location)

24408 Louisville Rd., Park City, Kentucky 42160


Doyle Park Site

111 Reynolds St. Cave City, Kentucky 42127


Cave City Public Works Department

405 Wall Street, Cave City, KY 42127




11: 50 a.m UPDATE:

Monroe County basketball games at Warren East scheduled for tonight have been postponed until Friday. Also, Warren Central and South Warren have announced cancelation of games scheduled for tonight.


11:30 a.m. UPDATE:

The National Weather Service says there is a moderate risk for severe weather this afternoon in an area that includes Barren County.

Based on maps from NWS, a line of storms is expected to move through southcentral Kentucky after noon today.

"Strong/damaging winds will be the main threat, but a few tornadoes will also be possible," according to the NWS."Thunderstorms will develop this afternoon across western portions of the slight and moderate risk area and track eastward this evening and overnight."

Some preparations are being made for the possiblity of severe weather.

East Barren Volunteer Fire Department said on Facebook its storm shelter behind the fire station at 761 Hollis Thomas Road will be open this afternoon.

Also, Barren County Schools announced on Facebook and Twitter that after-school bus transportation for 21st Century program students is canceled.

"Barren County 21st Century will have afterschool programming and licensed childcare with parent pick up only ... at the elementary level," the statement said.