Storms damage homes in Lincoln County

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - No one was injured in the storms over in Lincoln County. But damage was about everywhere you looked, especially in Moreland. And some people were without power for hours.

It's not the kind of weather you typically have to worry about this time of year.

"We are just trying to get it situated and make some sense out of the chaos," said Tessa Johnson, who says her home was damaged.

Strong storms, carrying high winds and lots of rain, left an unfortunate early Christmas present for some in Lincoln County. Tessa Johnson says her home was damaged with her belongings strewn about. She made that discovery Sunday before dawn.

"We've been here since about 7:30 this morning just trying to pick up and helping the neighbors pick up because our stuff is in their yard," said Johnson. "It could have been a lot worse. It's a roof, and it's a porch."

Less than a mile from Johnson's home in the same neighborhood others were lucky, having little damage to their property. Instead they were in the middle of it, braving through the storm, some home alone.

"Then all at once, the lights flashed and the electric went off. and it was just this big loud nose like train," said Priscilla Crabtree, who says her home suffered minimal damage.

But Crabtree's neighbor's home did not come out unscathed. She lost her roof as well.

"It was gone," said Crabtree. "It was quiet again. It was really scary."

"The kids' Christmas stuff is fine. You know we're blessed that that's all it was," said Johnson. "And we'll take every blessing that we can get."

Once again, no one was hurt because of the storms in Lincoln County.

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