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Strong Winds Cause Damage Across Eastern Kentucky

High winds blew down trees across Eastern Kentucky and into one Middlesboro family's home.

Tonya Neff's family is cleaning up after they woke up to a tree falling right on top of their trailer. Neff says the tree busted her bedroom ceiling in right above her bed while she and her husband were sleeping.

"We got up, heard this loud noise and when we looked up, the ceiling was falling in. We just started running. My husband was like, are you alright and then we ran to check on the baby," Neff said.

The baby was in another room and just fine. The Neff's say they'll now have to find somewhere else to stay for much of the holidays.

Officials from A.E.P. Kentucky Power are saying there have been widespread power outages across the region due to the wind. Officials tell WYMT they are making sure all those outages are being taken care of as soon as possible.

If you have lost power, you can call 1-800-572-1113 or 1-800-981-0600 to report the problems.

Officials say you should not make that call from a cell phone.

The Windstream Telephone Company in Cumberland received extensive damage Friday, but has not yet been determined if it was caused by the wind.

Crews on the scene say the neighboring abandoned building used to be two stories tall but about 20 feet of the brick wall is all that's left. Crew members say the wall crushed one of the phone company's service trucks and caused damage to the roof.

A Windstream representative says only their long distance service was out for a short time period and all of their services should be up and running.

If you have any questions about your Windstream service, you can call them toll free at 1-800-782-6026


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