Strong winds cause scattered damage across several Kentucky counties
Strong winds caused considerable damage at Radcliff Plaza, a shopping center in Hardin County.
RADCLIFF, KY (WAVE) - Strong storms caused scattered but serious damage early Thursday morning in parts of Hardin, LaRue, Oldham and Nelson Counties in Kentucky.
High winds knocked down trees and power lines and blew the roofs off homes, businesses and barns.
"It looked like something, a twister or something, hit right here because it lifted the poles right out of the ground," said Bob Joyce, a Radcliff resident. "It's a mess in here."
Joyce is an employee at the barber shop in Radcliff Plaza. The shop was one of many damaged by the storms. At 5 a.m., Maureen Kubash, the owner of Cocomoe Photography, got a call from ADT Security that her studio was no longer secure. She said her husband rushed to the site.
"He was like yeah we don't have a roof right now," Kubash said.
The roof was ripped off, insulation draped over exposed beams and water leaked in to the studio.
"Yeah it's not real till you see the sun rise from the back of your building," Kubash said.
The communities of Radcliff, Hodgenville, Crestwood and Howardstown were hit particularly hard. There are no reports of injuries.
Meteorologists do not believe any of the damage was caused by tornadoes, but it might be classified later as straight-line winds or microbursts. The National Weather Service is still assessing conditions.
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