Winds lift roof off Perry Co. home

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Storms Tuesday evening toppled trees and power lines in some places, and the high winds even ripped the roof off a Perry County home.

Winds whipped homes near the Wendell H. Ford Airport in Perry County. Police made their rounds to make sure everyone was OK.

"We had some severe thunderstorms come through here earlier. It blew the roof off of some of these trailers up here and the roof flying around knocked some of the fences down," said state police trooper Danny Clark.

A mighty gust ripped half the roof off a trailer, scattering roofing and insulation. A board even flew through one car's windshield.

The winds were so high, they carried a portion of the roof across the street into the corner of a neighboring house.

"I've been up here, like I say two years, and this is the strongest wind I've seen," said Ricky Thornsbury, a neighbor.

As people surveyed the damage and made calls to their insurers, folks we talked to said their thoughts remained with the victims in Moore, Oklahoma.

"People can always get the insurance and get their houses fixed back, and whatever whatnots but you know life's something that you can't replace," Thornsbury said.

Fortunately no one was injured in Tuesday's storms and folks here say they will fix their homes and let life get back to normal.

Meteorologists say this evening's storms brought wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour.


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