Hickman Co. town nearly leveled by storm, no serious injuries - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Hickman Co. town nearly leveled by storm, no serious injuries

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Family wants accused to begin trail

    Family wants accused to begin trail

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:45:47 GMT
    Waiting for justice for more than 3 years, that's the reality for the family of a Mt. Vernon man shot and killed inside his cab in May 2011. Four teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection with the crime – but none of them have gone to trial.
    Waiting for justice for more than 3 years, that's the reality for the family of a Mt. Vernon man shot and killed inside his cab in May 2011. Four teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection with the crime – but none of them have gone to trial.
  • Former Williamson County state's attorney censured

    Former Williamson County state's attorney censured

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:16:10 GMT
    Former Williamson County State's Attorney Charles Garnati was censured by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission for comments he made during a murder trial in 2011.
    Former Williamson County State's Attorney Charles Garnati was censured by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission for comments he made during a murder trial in 2011.
  • Old Ledbetter Bridge demolition set for 9/16

    Old Ledbetter Bridge demolition set for 9/16

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:09:31 GMT
    (Souce: KYTC)(Souce: KYTC)
    A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is continuing preparations to bring down one truss span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge near Paducah on Tuesday morning.
    A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is continuing preparations to bring down one truss span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge near Paducah on Tuesday morning.
COBLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Hickman County community is in ruins Wednesday after deadly storms moved through the Midstate in the early morning hours.

In the small town of Coble, just off Interstate 40 near Centerville, at least 15 homes were rendered uninhabitable and law enforcement officials have even brought in prisoners to help clear debris with chainsaws.

A National Weather Service damage survey team assessed the destruction in Hickman County and determined it was caused by an EF-2 tornado.

Sheriff Randal Ward said crews hope to have power restored to the community soon, but he didn't have an estimate of when that may be and said it likely wouldn't be before Thursday.

One woman broke an arm, but no serious injuries were reported in Coble despite the widespread damage.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Also on KFVS12.comMore>>

  • Weather links sidebar

    4WARN Weather

    Thursday, April 11 2013 7:52 AM EDT2013-04-11 11:52:48 GMT
    Weather alerts 4WARN Doppler Radar 4WARN Zoom Radar 4WARN 7-day forecast Download: Mobile AppSignup: Text, Closing alerts
    Weather alerts4WARN Doppler Radar4WARN Zoom Radar4WARN 7-day forecast
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.