The clean-up begins after wind storms

By: Marcus Conroy Email
By: Marcus Conroy Email

People across eastern Kentucky have started cleaning up after heavy wind storms caused damage in several counties.

Straight line winds ripped through the Grethel community in Floyd County on Saturday afternoon. The wind blew down fences, and knocked trees onto cable and power lines.

A building owned by Foster Mitchell crushed an air compressor, a golf cart and a tractor. He says replacing everything destroyed will cost around $50,000.

"This looked like it was a tornado more than straight line winds," said Davis Evans, who lives in Grethel.

Not only did the storm knock out power at Grethel Baptist Church, the high winds destroyed this trailer in the church's parking lot.

The trailer was once used for Sunday school and community meetings. Church members are helping to clean up the mess left behind.

Despite the destruction, Davis Evans says he is thankful no one was hurt. He says the pastor still plans to hold the congregation's scheduled prayer meeting Wednesday night at the church.


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