PADUCAH, KY (WSMV) - Severe storms have caused major damage in western Kentucky.

One of the hardest hit areas was around Mount Zion Baptist Church in West Paducah.

According to a Facebook post, 40 children in the preschool and nursery were inside the church when the storm hit. The children were not in the sanctuary, which suffered the most damage.

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Paducah storm damage - 3/14/19
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Paducah storm damage - 3/14/19
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Paducah storm damage - 3/14/19
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Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Paducah are surveying the damage in the area to determine if a tornado touched down.

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Rebecca Cardenas is a Murrow-award winning journalist who joined News4 as a reporter in September 2017. She currently covers the court systems in Middle Tennessee.

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