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Surveillance camera catches tornado near UofL stadium

Image of tornado striking at Floyd St. and Central Avenue (Source: UofL Police) Image of tornado striking at Floyd St. and Central Avenue (Source: UofL Police)
(Source: UofL Police) (Source: UofL Police)
(Source: UofL Police) (Source: UofL Police)
Aftermath of the tornado on Floyd Street near Central Avenue Aftermath of the tornado on Floyd Street near Central Avenue

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The cleanup continues all across the area after five tornadoes tore through Kentucky and Indiana. We've been all over touring the damage from Churchill Downs to Harrison County, IN.

Thursday night, we obtained video from a University of Louisville surveillance camera at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium that captured the dramatic moments as a tornado ripped through.

Just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, the roof was ripped off the Equipment Depot on Floyd Street. The video also shows power poles split in half. That same tornado significantly damaged several barns at Churchill Downs and displaced thousands of people and horses.

"This is a first in the 137 years of Churchill Downs. We're all very lucky that we're here today to just look at some damage on buildings," Churchill Downs President Kevin Flanery said.

In the neighborhoods around the historic track, homeowners spent the day and night cleaning up damage all over their yards and cars but thankful no one was hurt.

"I'm old enough to remember the ‘74 tornado so I know what a really really big, bad tornado looks like. This one was nowhere near that, but it does make you feel a little bit lucky because it could have been a lot worse," Scott Triplett said.

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