Louisville residents describe sudden intense winds

Storms cause widespread damage to Louisville homes, businesses

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Was it straight line winds or a tornado?

Residents in neighborhoods north of the Ford plant off Westport Road in Louisville are working to repair damage to homes, apartments and fences.

Witnesses describe a sudden howling wind that snapped limbs and uprooted massive trees.

"It got really dark, like black dark," Anna Moran said. "The wind started blowing. It came through so fast, as fast as it was whistling it was over."

The wind ripped up roofing and gutters and damaged siding.

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Fences and sheds were blown over.

Sounds of hammers and chain saws could be heard by early evening indicating the clean up had already begun.

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