Thousands wake up without power after severe storms overnight

Posted by Mike Dever - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Severe storms rolled through Kentuckiana early Monday, leaving thousands without power.

As of 10 a.m. LG&E/KU was reporting approximately 1,100 customers without power in Jefferson County.

In Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana, nearly 8,000 customers lost power at the height of the storm, but that number had been reduced to a few dozen as of 10 a.m. according to the Duke Energy website.

The fast-moving storms produced hail and intense lightning at times, but no injuries have been reported.

Early Sunday two tornadoes touched down in Breckinridge County. According to the National Weather Service, an EF2 and an EF0 tornado touched down in Harned.

Sunday morning's storms packed a powerful punch, downing trees in some areas and causing more significant damage in others, including Breckinridge County High School which had part of an outer ripped away.

Breckinridge County Emergency Management Director Marty Moore says no one was injured, but estimates damage across the county to be at least $250,000.

Today's forecast calls for much calmer weather, with heat and humidity on the rise. More storms are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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