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Strong storms, lightning cause damage across central Ky.

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

People are picking up from what storms left behind across central Kentucky early Monday.

In Madison County, lightning hit a home, damaging its roof. No one inside the home on Highland Lakes Drive in Richmond was hurt. Damage was mostly contained to the home's roof and attic.

Neighbors woke up to find fire trucks outside their homes.

"I thought it might be my own house," neighbor Nelson Howard said. "I came out and realized it was our neighbors."

When firefighters arrived at the home, flames were shooting out of the roof.

The homeowners say they're now letting their families know about the fire, and they're doing what they can to get the cleanup process started.

In Bourbon County, lightning struck a large tree, forcing it across College Road near North Middletown. The fire department responded to clean it up. But they had a hard time doing that.

"We're not in the tree moving business, and that's why, because if we were in the tree moving business, we'd have it out of the way," Captain James McFarland of the North Middletown Fire Department said. "We don't have the equipment to do it with."

The tree was out of the way by the time early morning traffic picked up.

There were also reports of downed trees and branches in northern Fayette County.

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