Severe Weather Leaves Behind Damage

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By WSIL Reporter

WSIL -- A line of storms toppled over trees and destroyed property in Jefferson and Franklin County.
 
Jefferson County Emergency Management officials say strong winds around 1:30 p.m. caused damage between two homes near route 148 and Bakerville Road. Those winds destroyed a car port and barn, while also uprooting trees and fences, which caused extensive roof damage.
 
"We have what appears to be a small possible tornado," said Jefferson County emergency coordinator Steven Lueker. "It looked like a small tornado wrapped in rain and it was bouncing up and down." 
 
Kim Mckenzie witnessed the damage, "The awning or lean-to for the horses that is attached to the  barn went flying." She said it landed near the neighbor's corn field.
 
No one was injured and the homes remain intact. Emergency crews are still working to determine if the high winds were caused by a tornado or a downburst.
 
The same line of storms that moved through Jefferson County, also left a little damage behind in Franklin County. 
 
A tree in West City toppled over, blocking Kentucky Road near Webster Street. The homeowners reported hearing a loud boom and soon discovered the tree had fallen.
 
Crews are working to remove it from the roadway.
 
 

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