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Weather service working to confirm strength of Louisville tornado

Tree that damaged the deck at the home of Dae Combs Tree that damaged the deck at the home of Dae Combs
Damaged fence at the home of Dae Combs Damaged fence at the home of Dae Combs
Joe Sullivan, National Weather Service Joe Sullivan, National Weather Service
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Worker removing the fallen tree at the home of Dae Combs Worker removing the fallen tree at the home of Dae Combs

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The National Weather Service says the storm that damaged homes and knocked down trees in the northeast part of Louisville was much different than the ones that went through parts of Indiana. Surveyors were back out in that Wednesday area to check damage areas they didn't get to see Tuesday.

The damage from here to Indiana looks very similar, damaged trees and houses. The National Weather Service says the tornado that went through Clark and Floyd had a narrow and distinct path that was only about 50 yards wide.

In the Goose Creek area, they believe the storm created a tornado that came together over the neighborhoods. The path was nearly six miles long and the width was more than five times what it was in Southern Indiana.

Joe Sullivan with the National Weather Service says everything in the northeast area is consistent with an EF-1. He says it was 250 yards wide, but it wasn't on the ground for the whole time like in Indiana.

"What this one is is typical of what you see with a weaker tornado especially one that is moving fast," said Sullivan. "You'll get several little striations coming through. It's almost like taking the straps of a camera and whipping it around as you go across."

There's been at least one injury reported from the storm - the driver of a semi on the Gene Snyder Freeway whose tractor trailer was knocked over.

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