Last Count: 27 Tornadoes Confirmed Across Ky

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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  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Feb 11, 2008 at 06:26 PM
    Some people are idiots. To suggest the NWS just called some of them tornadoes to set a ludicrous!!! These are the same people that have caused hundreds of families to get no insurance money because they called them "straight-line winds" and you think that now all of a sudden they would reverse course and call them tornadoes, flagging federal disaster assistance?!? You must be insane or just plain ignorant if you believe that in any way. The NWS has a set of criteria to determine whether something is a tornado or straight-line wind, and believe me...they don't call it a tornado unless it was! They are basically making the determination whether you get federal assistance (which eats out of the whole federal budget, which means they could eventually face cuts if the govt got in enough of a crunch) don't think they would take that lightly. I hope and pray for the families who lost lives and their homes in this super-outbreak of tornadoes.
  • by tasha Location: bath co. on Feb 11, 2008 at 04:11 PM
    large parts of bath county were destroyed, including my mom and my sister's homes. i live no more than 25-35 feet away from their houses and my house wasn't touched if that doesn't sound like a tornado i don't know what does!! i just thank god that no one inour family or our county was injuried!!
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Feb 11, 2008 at 12:46 PM
    Woohoo! Record Set!
  • by Concerned Location: Morehead on Feb 11, 2008 at 08:49 AM
    Were you people born during the 74 out break of tornado's? Well I was and it was devestating all the same. One is too many and 100 is not enough because ONE tornado can and will do the same damage whether it is your house or mine. It does not matter if the NWS is trying to make HISTORY, the tornadoe's this month changed alot of lives including your's. It will be OUR taxes that will pay for the damage. I AM PROUD TO BE A KY RESIDENT KNOWING WHERE MY TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING. You would have a very sincere outlook if the damage had hit you home and affected your or your families lives. By the grace of GOD you were spared. I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN WHO CARES.
  • by james Location: menifee on Feb 11, 2008 at 01:10 AM
    im like fred i think there just calling them tornados to set a new record.i was out in menifee co comin home from work and i never saw any twister all i seen was high winds around 50 to 55 mph
  • by FF Location: Lexington on Feb 10, 2008 at 03:42 PM
    The Export Street area had buildings with roofs tore off and a lot of building damage.Just because you didn't don't say they weren't there you morons.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Feb 10, 2008 at 12:46 AM
    Now you all are just calling them tornadoes to set a new record...
  • by donny Location: ky on Feb 9, 2008 at 10:19 PM
    all i got was winds up to about 55 mph. and that was to much.


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