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Storm cleanup continues in Bonnyman area of Perry County

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

BONNYMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - Some folks in Eastern Kentucky spent Thursday cleaning up debris and fixing damage after strong winds and storms swept through the area Wednesday night.

In Perry County, the damage was concentrated in the Lower Second Creek area of Bonnyman.

Winds lifted the roof off Ricky Noble's house and caused the porch to collapse.

Noble was inside when it happened and said the storm was the most powerful one he's experienced in nearly 30 years living there.

"It just roared," Noble said. "The roof come off and it just started just shaking the top. Me and my wife were in the hallway and it just started pulling air out of the house."

Noble estimated around $30,000 in damages to his home, plus the loss of hundreds of business papers.

"It takes a man a lifetime to work for something and about a minute to lose it," he said. "That's about what it took."

Another Lower Second Creek resident, Robbie Hurt, lost his outbuilding when the winds threw it into a tree in his neighbor's yard.

"What was going through my mind was, 'I hope it doesn't turn the house over,'" Hurt said. "You could feel the house move. It was that bad."

No one was hurt in the storms.

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