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NWS preliminary report says tornado hit Fern Creek area; Fischer declares state of emergency

A tornado, currently rated at EF-1, damaged this and other homes on Providence Drive in...
A tornado, currently rated at EF-1, damaged this and other homes on Providence Drive in Glenmary Reserve. The area is located south of the Gene Snyder Freeway in Southeastern Louisville Metro.(Source: Natalia Martinez, WAVE News)
Published: Apr. 14, 2022 at 12:49 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A preliminary storm damage survey by the National Weather Service has determined that at least one tornado caused damage in the Glenmary Reserve neighborhood.

After inspecting the damage, NWS determined the tornado was rated at least an EF-1 with winds of at least 95 mph.

The storm caused severe damage to a number of homes on Providence Dr.

The current results are preliminary and could be adjusted after a more detailed review of the data obtained.

Explaining the extent of the storm’s damage, Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency on Thursday morning. He also requested state aid from Gov. Andy Beshear.

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