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Morgan County woman survives storm that ripped her camper apart

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Fighting back tears, Jennifer Wisecup says it’s amazing that her cousin survived the storm that turned her camper inside out.

"I can't imagine her being inside of this when it happened, it's really scary. I didn't know what I was going to see when I got to the hospital. It's unbelievable that she could have been inside of this," said Wisecup.

She says her cousin, who is more like a sister, was getting the camper ready for a trip about 10 p.m. Wednesday when the storm hit the Lewis Lane property in northern Morgan County.

We're told the wind picked the camper up off the ground and tossed it 20 feet. Wisecup says it rolled twice before it collapsed.

Her family tells us they rushed the woman to the hospital after they got past the pieces of the camper that landed in the road.

The radar indicates 60 to 70 mile per hour straight-line winds caused the damage. Wisecup says it's hard to take in because she can't shake the thought of the tornado that devastated the area in 2012.

"Storms like this always strike a chord with everyone in the county because on March 2nd everyone was affected, our town was destroyed," Wisecup said.

Even though some of their property is destroyed, their family isn't and Wisecup says in the end, that's really all that matters.

"The Lord was good to her. A camper can be replaced but she can't," she said.

Her cousin tells us she insured the camper right after she bought it Monday. She says she is still scraped and bruised but will be alright.

West Liberty police believe the storm also caused several mudslides in eastern Morgan County but those have since been cleared.


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