CRESTWOOD, KY (WAVE) - Friday’s morning’s line of strong storms left trees uprooted, roofs damaged and children’s toys tossed into the yards of neighbors.
The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed the damage came from an EF-1 tornado. Surveyors determined winds reached 100 m.p.h.
That was the scene in the Curry Creek Road area in Crestwood this morning as severe weather provided a wakeup call for many.
“We got up and started looking and we saw the trampoline fly across the yard,” said Scott Farnsworth, a resident of the area whose home was damaged in the storm. “Then we started hearing the limbs break outside. To say it sounded like a freight train is true.”
After living in Oklahoma, Farnsworth said his family had to move to Kentucky to get hit by a tornado.
NWS said the tornado traveled 8.3 miles, from just outside Pewee Valley, to just outside Ballardsville.
It lasted nine minutes.
On Sunset Lane, NWS said the tornado uprooted trees and threw debris around the back of a home.
Along Shelburn Drive, a porch was lifted and half of a roof was sent 100 yards from a home, the NWS report said.
Then it hit the Curry Creek area, where the Farnsworth family lives.
The tornado continued, causing more widespread damage along Fox Trail Drive and Moody Lane. On Wiano Drive, a tree fell on a house, NWS said.
No one was hurt in the storm.