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Severe storms dump heavy rains, down trees in Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Severe storms moving across Kentucky are dumping heavy rains and downing trees in areas.

WKYT’s Sean Moody reports heavy damage in the Highlands Park are of Lexington where numerous trees were knocked down by strong winds.

WKYT's Sean Moody reports that a garage, right near a home, in the Highlands Park area is now without walls and a roof after today's storms. Most of the items stored inside are now destroyed.

He says that Lexington Emergency Management, energy companies and Lexington Fire Department are all helping clean up in the community.

At one point mid-afternoon, more than 9,000 customers were without power. After a check at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, a little less than 5,000 customers were still affected by power outages in Fayette County.

In many other areas, including parts of Boyle and Anderson counties, viewers reported hail.

"Storms that could possibly produce tornadoes will be moving through the area through the evening hours,” said WKYT meteorologist Jim Caldwell. “The rest of the afternoon will include more rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms.”

Caldwell says the storms could produce winds up to 60 mph, hail, lightning and heavy downpours.

WKYT's Sean Moody reports that the Lexington Fire Department is assisting neighbors in the Highlands Park Community to help if anyone needs shelter after Sunday's storm damage.


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