Western Kentucky

EF4 Tornado

The day a monster EF4 tornado roared through Mayfield, Kentucky and surrounding communities, LeadersLink reached out to Mayor Kathy O’Nan.  With the help of the Kentucky League of Cities, LeadersLink in January 2022 arranged a virtual meeting between O’Nan, the mayors of other impacted towns and two mayors whose cities had recovered well from similar tornadoes.  Louisville, Mississippi Mayor Will Hill and Marshalltown, Iowa Mayor Joel Greer shared their communities’ lessons learned.  In February 2023, O’Nan and Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton traveled to Louisville to see firsthand how the town had recovered from its 2014 EF4 tornado.