Confirmed tornado causes extensive damage in Scott County
SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The National Weather Service Louisville said a preliminary storm survey report said an EF1 tornado with peak winds of 95 miles per hours touched down in Stamping Ground early Monday morning.
Scott County Schools canceled in-person learning Monday because of the storms.
The tornado left significant damage in the area around Parker’s Mobile Home Park in Stamping Ground. Many families moved out as Kentucky Utilities crews moved in Monday to start cleanup, a process officials said could take weeks.
Caitlyn Miller said she woke up face-to-face with the roof of her mobile home, and her boyfriend had to help drag her out.
“It was dark. We couldn’t see anything. We were stepping on glass,” Miller said.
Feet away, Travis Fields said the trailer he shares with his fiancé, Kelsey, was picked up and came crashing down on a neighbor’s.
“They all came running out screaming. They didn’t know what happened,” Fields said.
Fields said he woke up on the front lawn. He and his fiancé were injured.
“We went to the hospital. They wanted to airlift her to UK. There were no helicopters available because of storms. She’s still at UK,” Fields said.
Emergency officials said injuries from the 95 mile per hour winds were minor. They were surprised more people weren’t hurt because of the strong winds.
“I’m glad that we have somebody watching over us to make sure we were still alive today,” Miller said.
Stamping Ground’s mayor said it’s possible some people won’t have power for at least a day.
According to the Georgetown Fire Department, 10 out of the 34 trailers at the park have been condemned so far.
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