National Weather Sevice Confirms Two Tornadoes This Week In East Kentucky

The National Weather Service in Jackson, KY confirms a weak tornado touched down in Harlan County Tuesday night.

It's the first time there's been a confirmed tornado in Harlan County since weather events have been recorded.

Officials say the twister touched down and caused damage along route 72 between Harlan and Teetersville.

The storm also damaged the roof over the Harlan ARH Emergency Room and blew apart a dugout on the baseball field at Cawood High School.

Another tornado has been confirmed in Laurel County.

Weather service officials say straight line winds, not a tornado, caused damage in Clay and Knox Counties.

About 1,200 Kentucky Utilities customers in areas around Somerset, London, Pineville, Middlesboro and Harlan were still in the dark this afternoon.


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