4 tornadoes confirmed in Hardin, LaRue and Grayson Counties

Published: Feb. 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2012 at 1:24 PM EST
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Tornado damage near the Harry Owen Trucking Company in Elizabethtown.
Tornado damage near the Harry Owen Trucking Company in Elizabethtown.

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that four tornadoes caused extensive damage to parts of Hardin, LaRue and Grayson Counties Wednesday morning.

An EF2 tornado packing 120-125 mile-per-hour winds touched down in Elizabethtown.

A house was destroyed on Sportsman Lake Road, and a woman was trapped inside briefly, according to Greg Lowe, executive officer at the Hardin County Sheriff's Office. Lowe also said the garage of a home on Overall Phillips Road in Elizabethtown sustained severe damage, and there is minor damage to homes and properties in the Rhudes Creek Road area.

Sheriff deputies and other emergency responders were also on the scene of extensive damage at the Harry Owen Trucking Company on Lincoln Parkway in Elizabethtown. Roofs are off trailers at the neighboring Pine Tree Mobile Home Park.

At least one person suffered minor injuries.

An EF1 tornado touched down in LaRue County about two miles west of Hodgenville. 90-95 mile-per-hour winds were reported.

A second tornado in LaRue county touched down near the fairgrounds. It was an EF2 tornado packing 125-130 mile-per-hour winds.

LaRue County Middle School in Hodgenville lost power for a time. An assistant principal said none of the students was hurt.

The fourth tornado touched down in Grayson County. The National Weather Service classified it as an EF2 tornado.

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