Last Count: 27 Tornadoes Confirmed Across Ky

An air-conditioning unit torn off the Hickory Ridge Mall in Memphis, Tenn. landed in the parking lot of the mall after a tornado struck the southeast part of Shelby County, Tenn. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/The Courier, Mike Avery)

A week after deadly storms and destructive tornadoes slammed into several Kentucky Counties, The National Weather Service says they have confirmed 27 tornadoes were the cause.

Experts with the National Weather Service say that number could increase as they continue to investigate more damaged areas.

Surveyors said two twisters hit Shelby County, one touched down in Cumberland and one in Hart Counties.

Kentucky has not seen numbers this high since the tornado outbreak in April 1974.

A total of 77 people were killed across the U.S, nearly 1,400 others were injured and an estimated $110 million in damages were reported during those storms.

Devastation could be seen for miles across central Kentucky.

Madison, Franklin and Boyle Counties were among the hard hit areas.



 
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