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Storms leave damage in Bourbon County

Downed trees were a common sight throughout Paris today as strong storms rolled through just before noon. County workers spent much of the day cleaning up the mess left by the storms.

"It was pretty rough! The rain was really coming down and flooding the streets pretty quick. The storm came up and we all got in the building and the limb fell and hit our fence and our roof and we're trying to clean that mess up," says Rick Isaacs.

Daniel Curtis showed up at his home around lunchtime to discover it had been hit by a falling tree.

"It was very shocking because nothing like that has ever happened to me so it's definitely different. It shocks me," says Curtis.

Luckily the damage seemed to be limited to the outside of the house.

"It was dark and the wind was just whipping!" says Katherine Leer.

Leer says she got caught in the storm and couldn't believe how quickly it rolled in.

"It was quick. It came on really fast, probably in 10 or 15 minutes. It shocked me because I thought I had time to get from the school to the church without it taking me out!" says Leer.

Rick Isaacs says he and his crew were already doing grounds work when the storm hit. Now he's got a long day ahead of him.

"We had our equipment already out and ready to go. It worked out alright other than having to work all afternoon. We have to go around to all our sites. We have nine sites and pick up all the limbs and whatever's fallen down and get cleaned up," says Isaacs.

Paris emergency officials say there were no injuries as a result of the storm.


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