Likely Tornado Causes Damage to Homes, Buildings

A likely tornado struck the south side of Princeton and caused damage to dozens of homes and buildings and knocked power out to the city and parts of Caldwell County for several hours late Friday.

The National Weather Service issued a catastrophic Tornado warning for Princeton around 10:15 Friday. WPKY’s Tess Cowan reported damage on the south side of Princeton near the country club and the Greenspoint subdivision.

click to download audioMeanwhile, the storm track moved northeast and caused damage to powerlines and trees on U.S. 62 and Hopkinsville Road. WPKY’s Tammy Hancock reported power lines down on both Hopkinsville Road and Cadiz Road and said there was damage to the University of Kentucky Ag Research Center.

click to download audioPrinceton Mayor Kota told Cowan that anyone who doesn’t need to be out and about needs to stay at home.

click to download audioCrews will continue to assess damage in and around Princeton Saturday. According to National Weather Service statistics, a confirmed tornado from Friday night would be the first one in December in Caldwell County in at least the past 60 years.