THREE DOZEN HOMES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN E-TOWN BY TORNADO; FACTORY ALSO DAMAGED AND TREES DOWN ALONG I-65 WEDNESDAY (WITH SOUND) PDF Print
Thursday, 01 March 2012 08:34

Three dozen homes were damaged, some destroyed, when a tornado skipped across the south side of Elizabethtown on Wednesday morning.  The twister took aim for a trailer park and nearby homes.  Metal roofing and insulation littered the Pine Tree Mobile Home Park. The mobile home park suffered the most damage. Residents said their trailers shook violently when the storm hit.  Dorothy Noe's house was hit by the tornado. She says her elderly mother was lifted six inches off the floor and glass was flying everywhere. 

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Brandon Hicks was inside a home that was hit by a tornado…

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The storm also ripped apart a factory and knocked over trees along I-65…

 Here’s Trooper Norman Chaffins of the Kentucky State Police…

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The National Weather Service’s John Gordon confirms it was a tornado that hit Elizabethtown…

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Grayson County was also hit by the severe weather. A suspected tornado carved out a two-mile path near Leitchfield. Two people were injured in Grayson County, one was taken to a hospital in Louisville. The storms also destroyed several homes  and buildings.

In Muhlenberg County, several roofs were blown off of homes and buildings, and the roof of a middle school gym was torn from the building. At least one mobile home was destroyed.  There were no reports of injuries in Muhlenberg County.

Finally, there was damage to homes is Hopkins County, but no reports of injuries.

 


 

 

 

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