Four Hurt When Storm Hits Mobile Home Park

(SOMERSET, Ky., May 27th, 2004, 12:30 p.m.) -- At least four people were injured by a storm that swept over the Cheyenne Mobile Home Park about eight miles north of Somerset, according to 911 Supervisor Charles Walker.

The four were taken to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset where a nursing supervisor said all were treated for minor injuries and released.

Five mobile homes were destroyed by this morning's storm and many others damaged, police reports said. It was not immediately determined if the damage was caused by straight line winds or a tornado, Walker said.

The storm also downed trees and power lines, leaving the area with scattered electrical outages. Some roads were left blocked by fallen trees, limbs and minor flooding.

Southern Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative said power had been restored early Thursday to most of the 2,400 customers that reported outages in Pulaski, Wayne, Casey, Lincoln and eastern Russell counties.

The rain also left some roads closed in Leslie, Perry and Laurel counties due to high water.

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