The Greatest Challenge: When tornadoes roared through our community December 11, 2021, the loss of lives and destruction of property created the greatest challenge our community has faced in modern time. This is our story of resiliency through the eyes of your City employees and other community leaders. Read Our Story

If you'd like to contribute your own personal tornado story, please email your story to Stories may be edited at the City's discretion.

City releases book about December 2021 tornado response, recovery

May 25, 2023
Deborah Highland West - 270-393-3642
Bowling Green, KY
City releases book about December 2021 tornado response, recovery

If you are interested in reading the City's story of response to and recovery from the December 11, 2021 tornadoes, visit and click the link at the top of the page.

In December 2021, Bowling Green and Warren County suffered unimaginable losses in lives and property due to the December 11, 2021 tornadoes.

We decided to tell our story in a book now available for free download on the City’s website. The Greatest Challenge is the City of Bowling Green’s story about disaster response and recovery.

The book, written and compiled by the City’s Public Information Division, is dedicated to the 17 people who lost their lives as a result of the storms.

In addition to the City government’s story, also included in the book are the stories from leaders within our community organizations that provide vital services such as public education, health, utilities, and business support.

Our hope in sharing our story is to help other communities that may in the future experience a natural disaster similar to ours.  

Read our story here:

We are also encouraging the community to share their stories for publication on the City's website. If you would like to share your story with the community, please send it to All submitted materials are subject to editing at the City’s discretion.

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