Clean-Up Begins After Round Of Severe Weather

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

Cleanup efforts continue across Kentucky after a line of storms damaged homes, businesses and even a hospital.

Harlan County appears to be one of the hardest hit areas.

The clean-up is on after strong winds ripped up trees, roots and all and threw them down just about everywhere.

Maxine Hunter says she was scared as the storm blew through, “The wind was terrible, beating the windows. I've lived here all my life and have never seen anything like it. It had to be a tornado.”

Whatever it was, it ripped part of the roof off the ARH hospital's emergency room.

Hospital officials say patients there had to be relocated for a short time.

Power and phone service was out in much of Harlan disrupting traffic and business.

Harlan County officials say they expect the National Weather Service to visit the area in the next day or so to determine exactly what caused the damage.

They also say they've declared a state of emergency in hopes they can get state money for recovery efforts.


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