Straight line winds destroy family's barn in Harrison Co.

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CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WKYT) - It was a rough morning for Jerry Dawson and his family.

He, along with his wife and son, were inside their house when rain started pouring just after 10:00 Thursday morning. They heard a loud noise, what they thought was a chair that blew off their front porch. That is, until his son looked out the window.

"He said, 'holy moly the barn's gone!' and this is what we found," says Jerry Dawson, whose barn was destroyed by straight-line winds.

Severe wind not only destroyed their barn, but the storm left pieces of it all the way across their pond. Dawson says the barn has been around since the 1800's, and over the past 150 years or so the barn has survived many storms, until today.

"I've got a boy that raises some tobacco. I called him and said 'don't plan on housing any tobacco in this barn,'" Dawson jokes.

This barn wasn't the only thing destroyed by wind in Harrison County. Downed trees and power lines slowed traffic along 62 west. The storm also left debris in many areas of the county.

On Allen Pike, it took crews about two hours to clear the quarter mile stretch of road. Cleaning up the damage took a few hours for some, but for others, it will be another task to add on their to-do list.

"I was going to do some work in the garden, but needless to say, a half inch of rain later, I didn't get it done," says Dawson.

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