Thursday Storms Leave Little Damage
By WestKyStar Staff
WESTERN KY - A powerful line of thunderstorms moved through western Kentucky and southern Illinois on Thursday night, but area emergency management directors reported light damage.
The storms, which took about two hours to pass through the area, delivered strong winds and rain.
McCracken County Emergency Director Paul Carter told the Paducah Sun his crew received reports of a tornado on the ground, but there was no evidence backing up those reports. The county saw some downed trees and power lines, but no one appears to have been injured.
Ballard County deputy Emergency Management Director Travis Holder reported downed tree limbs and light wind damage.
The National Weather Service recorded winds as high as 50 and 60 mph in Marshall, Graves and McCracken counties.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also reported a wreck in Calloway County close to Hammond Road caused by a motorist running into a downed tree. The weather service said that the roofs of two chicken houses were blown away in Hickman County.
In southern Illinois, Massac County had downed trees that brought down some power lines northwest of Metropolis.
Another round of potentially severe weather is expected this afternoon.