PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) City and utility crews were out Wednesday cleaning up more than 20 complaints after storms hit Pike County.
Winds reaching about 60 miles per hour left around 10,000 people without power in Pike County alone.
But it was the amount of punch the storm packed in such a short amount of time that had people talking.
“I didn’t really see much of anything, except it just, hit. It hit so fast!” Betty Jo Clark said.
Betty Jo and her husband have lived in their home on Third Street for about 30 years. Their car was damaged in Tuesday night’s storms.
“It broke the window out, because a tree fell on it,” Betty Jo added.
A couple streets over, wind snapped a utility pole like a toothpick, putting power lines dangerously close to homes and cars on Riverview Road.
“Stay away from those areas, let the utility workers and city workers do their jobs and get it cleaned up. So that way no one is getting hurt after the fact,” Public Safety Director Paul Maynard said.
But despite the small setback, the Clark’s are in good spirits.
“I did have a good day in the market yesterday. This is payback I guess?” Dr. Orville M. Clark, Jr. added.
Which is a small reminder that sometimes we have to look at the glass half full.
If you need to report damage or a power outage in Pike County, call Pikeville 911 at 606-437-6236.