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Mayfield officials to create committee focused on long-term recovery following tornadoes

Mayfield, Kentucky after tornado damage
Posted at 11:55 AM, Dec 29, 2021

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Officials in a western Kentucky community devastated by tornadoes said they are working together to create a committee that will focus on long-term recovery.

More than a dozen officials from Mayfield and Graves County participated in a Facebook Live event Tuesday to update residents on recovery efforts, The Paducah Sun reported.

Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan and Graves County Judge-Executive Jesse Perry said they are in the early stages of forming the committee and were seeking advice from others who have gone through disasters.

“The history of our downtown changed on December the 10th. It will never look the same. But I can guarantee you that everyone here, we are wanting to make it better than ever before,” O’Nan said.

Officials also said they were trying to work out logistics for temporary housing and that a curfew would remain in effect as debris removal continues.