Martin Co. officials assess damage, present numbers so far
Martin County Director of Emergency Management Lee Gauze and his employees have been working around the clock to assess the tornado damage that devastated numerous local residents in an attempt to begin the long task of helping restore some sense of normalcy in their lives. A spokesperson with the Emergency Management office released a count, to date, that reported 120 homes in the county affected by the EF-2 tornado that tore through various communities on Friday evening. Out of those 120 structures, 24 homes were completely destroyed. The spokesperson said the breakdown of the communities that suffered loss and damage to homes was as follows: Lovely â€“ 19 damaged, 8 destroyed; Middle Fork (New Rt. 3) - 26 damaged, 10 destroyed; Beauty 28 damaged, 4 destroyed; Coldwater â€“ 19 damaged, 1 destroyed; Tomahawk â€“ 17 damaged, 1 destroyed; Turkey â€“ 6 damaged; Rt. 2032 (Little Rockcastle) â€“ 3 damaged; and in Warfield, 2 homes received damage.