Tornado Recovery Assistance

Date of Release: 
December 16, 2021

Kentucky Tornado Relief Resources Website

The State of Kentucky has launched a new Tornado Relief Resources Website to assist those impacted by the tornadoes and severe weather.  The website provides a listing of information from a large number of state government assistance programs, including how to apply for unemployment, health care coverage, food assistance, driver’s license replacement and long-term housing. It also provides steps on how to remove debris, submit a claim to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and how Western Kentuckians can locate needed resources, such as temporary shelter, hot meals and relief hotlines.  

FEMA Contact

Those affected by the December 10, 2021, tornado can apply for federal assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The deadline to apply is February 11, 2022.  In Mayfield, there are two mobile centers open daily from 8 until 5 p.m. - one is at the old Walmart location at 1102 Paris Road and the other is at the Graves County Library, 601 North 17th Street. 

If you cannot visit a mobile center, applications also are accepted in the following ways: 


Paducah Lodging Availability

The Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau has been tracking lodging availability in Paducah.  This is to help those displaced from their homes or without power and the groups of emergency workers, insurance companies, National Guard, etc. Groups looking for lodging can call the CVB at 1-800-PADUCAH for help finding rooms. 


Donate Funds to Assist Storm Victims

Dozens of organizations are accepting donations of money or items to assist the tornado victims across the region.  Local media outlets are compiling those lists.  Please check those outlets often for the latest information.  Below are a few of  of the many tornado relief programs accepting monetary donations.

Mayfield‐Graves County Tornado Relief Fund – mail monetary donations to an account set up through Independence Bank.

Mayfield-Graves County Relief Fund

PO Box 9

Fancy Farm, KY  42039


United Way Mayfield - Donate online to the United Way Mayfield.


Community Foundation of Western Kentucky Disaster Relief Fund – donate funds online through the Community Foundation at or mail to either of the two addresses with checks made out to CFWK Disaster Relief Fund.

Community Foundation of West Kentucky

CFWK Disaster Relief Fund

PO Box 7

Paducah, KY 42001


US Bank Building

333 Broadway, Suite 530

Paducah, KY 42001


Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund – Governor Andy Beshear established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund for online monetary donations.  To mail a donation, make checks out to Kentucky State Treasurer with "Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund” in the memo line.  Send checks to

Public Protection Cabinet

500 Mero Street, 218 NC

Frankfort, KY 40601


Kentucky Red Cross – donate online to the Kentucky Red Cross at or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. To donate over the phone using a credit card, call 1-800-HELP-NOW ((1-800-435-7669).  


Salvation Army - donate online to the Salvation Army.