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EF-1 Tornado confirmed in Wolfe County

Officials in Eastern Kentucky confirmed what many people already suspected. The total number of tornadoes in Kentucky from Monday's storm now stands at four. The National Weather Service was in the Hazel Green community in Wolfe County where they say an EF-1 tornado did in fact hit the ground.

A trailer that was knocked off its foundation was just part of the damage. A barn was flattened and roofs were torn. Debris was thrown several hundred yards into the trees.

"My son called me from Richmond and told me to get the kids and get out. When we come to the door the trees were already going," says Karen Lykens who lives right in front of where the tornado passed.

She rushed her kids to the bathroom where she felt was the safest place in the house.

"So it was rocking and shaking. The kids were scared," says Lykens.

Lykens brother describes what he heard during the storm, "It sounded like a tornado, like a train."

Lykens says, "It's still kind of scary but we're alright."

With all of this damage thankfully no one was injured and the residents here say they hope to never go through this again. Surveyors say this same tornado may have caused some other damage in Wolfe County.

THE DETAILS OF THE TORNADO AND ITS PATH:

DATE: FEBRUARY 28TH 2011
TIME: TOUCHDOWN AROUND 737 AM EST
EF-SCALE: EF-1
ESTIMATED MAX WINDS: 90 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 0.25 OF A MILE
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS
INJURIES: NONE
FATALITIES: NONE


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