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Suspected tornado in western Kentucky damages homes

Suspected tornado in western Kentucky damages homes

Bill Stephens

September 10th, 2018


OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A suspected tornado touched down just East of Henderson and caused moderate to severe damage to three homes in Daviess County.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the suspected tornado moved through western Daviess County, near Stanley, on Saturday afternoon as the storm downed trees and pushed vehicles together.
The National Weather Service in Paducah says the EF-1 twister was widely filmed and documented by several witnesses. The East wall of one home was severely damaged. Roofs were torn off a few homes. Several more homes had lighter wind damage. Corn and tobacco crops were flattened and several dozen trees were either uprooted or topped. The tornado pack peak winds of 110 mph
and covered about 2 and a quarter miles while it was on the ground.
Daviess County authorities spotted and tracked the rotation as it touched down. No injuries were reported.

Indiana’s WFIE-TV reports that at one point on Saturday, there were more than 1,500 people without power because of the storms. Most of those affected were along US Highway 60 between Henderson and Owensboro.

(Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer,

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