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Overnight storms leave behind scattered damage

Personnel from the National Weather Service (NWS) will be conducting damage assessment this morning in Green and Metcalfe counties to determine if damages are tornadic in nature. Additional counties may be added.

By Buddy Rogers

FRANKFORT, KY (6 April 2017) - Strong storms exited the Commonwealth late last night leaving behind widespread scattered damage from large hail and high winds.

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), located in Frankfort, was activated at noon yesterday in advance of the storms' predicted arrival. Personnel from Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), the National Weather Service, and utility providers were on hand to provide additional situational awareness and coordinate any assistance requested by local governments. The SEOC began receiving reports of storm damage shortly after 6:00 PM EDT.


The earliest damage was reported in South Central Kentucky counties mostly consisting of damage to mobile homes, outbuildings and damage from large hail. Downed trees and tree debris caused scattered power outages statewide. At the height of the storms, nearly 8,000 customers were reported without power. Utility companies were able to restore most power overnight.

Similar damage reports were reported as the storm system moved east/northeast. Fortunately, there are no reported injuries or fatalities at this time.

Personnel from the National Weather Service (NWS) will be conducting damage assessment this morning in Green and Metcalfe counties to determine if damages are tornadic in nature. Additional counties may be added.

Local emergency management officials will continue damage assessments. Citizens and businesses are advised to report the damage to local Emergency Management. A complete list of County Emergency Management offices can be found at http://kyem.ky.gov/Who%20We%20Are/Pages/County-Directors.aspx .

Additional information and local weather conditions can be found at www.weather.gov/pah/ .

Weather safety tips, helpful links and resources can be found on the KYEM website at: http://kyem.ky.gov where you can follow KYEMPIO on Twitter, like us on facebook and sign up for mobile alert messages.


This story was posted on 2017-04-06 11:14:24
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