MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The strong storms that swept through our area Thursday afternoon caused significant damage in Montgomery County.
Officials tell us that the strong winds caused trees to topple over onto power lines and into the street.
“It was windy, I was getting in the car to drive away and I got wet, it started pouring,” said Marie Branham, who witnessed the storm.
Branham returned from the grocery store just a few minutes before the storm rolled through but she says she was able to make it inside her house and out of harm’s way just in time.
“I heard a big crash and I thought it was a garbage can but I guess it was one of these trees,” Branham said.
The storm littered the streets with tree debris and caused trees to fall over onto power lines, cars and into the front yard of a house on the corner of Winn and North Sycamore.
“Me and my neighbors heard a big thump and it sounded like lightening was coming through and hit the side of our house. We didn’t really hear the tree fall but my daughter came through and said that the tree fell,” said Mary Dalton.
Dalton says the storm passed by pretty quickly but she says it only took a few minutes for the damage to be done.
Now it's just a matter of cleaning up the mess.