McConnell Comments on Severe Weather in Graves, Muhlenberg and Union Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor on Wednesday regarding the tornadoes in western Kentucky:

“I want to say a few words about the severe weather that hit my home state of Kentucky yesterday. A large tornado touched down in Mayfield in Graves County. It damaged homes and businesses and reportedly injured ten people as it made its way through western Kentucky.

“Tornadoes were also reported in Muhlenberg and Union counties. Thankfully, no deaths have been reported in Kentucky as of the latest news reports. And Kentuckians are, as always, reaching out to help their neighbors in times of distress, with reports that local churches and businesses have opened their doors to those displaced by the tornadoes as they recover.

“We’re thinking today of all the Kentuckians who’ve been hurt by this severe weather. We continue to monitor the situation.”


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