NWS confirms EF-2 tornado hit Boyle County airport

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado hit Boyle County early Saturday morning, with winds that were up to 122 miles per hour.
Published: Dec. 14, 2021 at 11:21 AM EST
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JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (WKYT) - The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado hit Boyle County early Saturday morning, with winds that were up to 122 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service was at Danville-Boyle County Airport on Monday to survey the damage at the Danville Boyle Airport.

The weather service says the tornado did a lot of damage to the airport, destroying a lot of airplanes and a lot of hangars that they were stored in.

“So, where we are right now, you can see there’s some cleanup crews around, trying to gather the metal in the structures that were destroyed. And then, tomorrow, hopefully, we have an aircraft recovery company out of Tennessee, they will be here trying to pull the aircraft,” said airport manager Nick Barker.

Barker says, when they first saw the damage, they had so many questions about why this happened, but then they realized what had happened in Mayfield, and western Kentucky and they were so thankful no one was hurt or killed.

Airport officials say 13 total aircraft were damaged or destroyed at the airport.

Damage is expected to be in the millions of dollars.

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