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Storm knocks down trees and knocks out power in Laurel County

Janie Sizemore is counting her blessings, and is thankful what happened to her East Bernstadt home Tuesday night wasn't any worse.

”The transformer over there exploded. It was a terrible noise. I thought we'd all been shot,” she said.

Instead she says a lightening strike destroyed her TV and computer and knocked out every light bulb in her home. Just down the street on U.S. 25 the same high winds toppled more trees and took out part of a roof.

“The next thing we knew, the wind was really up, and a tree broke off, knocked the window air conditioner out of the window,” said another resident.

Emergency officials say the storm took down trees all over Laurel County. Power was still being restored Wednesday afternoon. And some can't believe what they went through.

“It was terrible. It sounded like a bomb had dropped,” said Martha Hunt of London.

“You could see the trees falling through the window and it was just a shock. You just stand there in awe...you don't know what else is going to happen,” said Sizemore.

The Laurel County emergency management director says no significant structure damage was reported and there were no injuries.


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