The strip mall that houses Curves, Color Bar Salon and the former Kwik Cash in Calvert City sustained major roof damage during Thursday nights storm.
Calvert strip mall damged in Halloween night storm
A strip mall in Calvert City sustained damage during a Halloween night storm that swept through the north end of Marshall County around 9:00 p.m.
Three business spaces are in the mall, two being Curves and Color Bar Salon, the third is the former location of Kwik Cash and was vacant at the time. Damage to the roof was extensive with two thirds of the roof peeled away leaving only exposed trusses, mangled tin roofing and heat and air units.
According to Rick Shanklin with the Nation Weather Service in Paducah, it was confirmed that an EF0 Tornado did touch down at approximately 9:03 p.m. on the South Side of Calvert City KY from Laurel Lane northeast across HWY 62 and along Oak Park Blvd ending near Oak Park and 15th Ave SE. Winds were noted at 85 MPH.
The majority of the damage occurred at Curves where ceiling tiles are missing in various parts of the business exposing the interior to the open roof above. Some water damage was apparent and parts of the ceiling, insulation and debris scatter the floor and hang from above. The owner of Curves, Tracy Sinclair, was out of town at the time of the storm. Curves employees and others were on hand to help clean up and are in the process of moving the contents of the business to the former Kwik Cash that only had a few ceiling tiles showing a little water damage.
Color Bar Salon owner Tracy Faith stated how fortunate they were to be spared by receiving only damage to the roof above. There is no visible evidence of damage to the inside of the business. The Color Bar sign that adorned the business was located behind Heritage Bank while large metal strips of the roofing were located nestled among a tree even farther away.
While Color Bar Salon could face some operation issues once repairs begin on the roof and to Curves, for the time being Tracy wants to let the public know that they are doing everything possible to keep the salon open but clients should call them at (270) 395-0006 to keep updated on the progress.
Doug Galen, owner of the strip mall indicated that the main thing is that the businesses were closed when the storm hit and that everyone is safe. The next process is to wait on insurance adjusters to come out to access the damage. Once that is complete he would like to start repairs as soon as possible in hopes of being complete before another round of rain hits the area, causing more damage to in interior.
Only minor damage to other structures and a few trees down was reported in Calvert City.