Wednesday, October 5, 2022

At least 4 tornadoes confirmed in Louisville region

After completing storm surveys following Wednesday night’s powerful storms, the National Weather Service believes at least four tornadoes touched down in the Louisville region. And after some survey teams hit the ground Thursday, they found plenty of proof that tornadoes had moved through. Creek.Jefferson County tornado: EF1 tornado confirmed in Louisville, just west of Bardstown RoadPhotos from the area show houses with siding ripped off and plenty of roof and tree damage. The NWS says it was an EF1 tornado. Then in Shelby County, the survey teams found evidence that two tornadoes may have hit down Wednesday. One of them was a confirmed EF1 tornado that happened in Shelbyville along Rockbridge Road. Different kind of trees were found twisted and sheared off at the very top. The other is believed to also be an EF1 tornado that touched down just before 9 pm Wednesday. The NWS says it believes that a tornado hit down in eastern Shelby County, starting out along Buzzard Roost Road, just east of Shelby Knobs. There was also a large oak tree that was uprooted and found leaning on top of a well-built house. Over in LaRue County, the NWS found damage from at least an EF1 tornado near Upton. Photos of the damage show trees uprooted and some buildings knocked over. That tornado happened around Upton-Talley Road and Weldon Loop Road. The survey teams will return Friday. AERIALS: Daytime look at storm, tornado damage in Kentucky Elsewhere, the NWS teams have received reports of tornadoes in Hart and Grayson counties. The teams determined that damage in those counties was from straight-line winds, and not tornadoes. They will continue to survey other tornado reports later this week.

After completing storm surveys following Wednesday night’s powerful storms, the National Weather Service believes at least four tornadoes touched down in the Louisville region.

The line of storms moved through the region after 7 pm Wednesday, bringing with it strong winds and plenty of rain. And after some survey teams hit the ground Thursday, they found plenty of proof that tornadoes had moved through.

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The first tornado was confirmed Thursday morning and the NWS found it touched down in the Louisville Metro, west of Bardstown Road in the Glenmary subdivision of Fern Creek.

Jefferson County tornado: EF1 tornado confirmed in Louisville, just west of Bardstown Road

Photos from the area show houses with siding ripped off and plenty of roof and tree damage. The NWS says it was an EF1 tornado.

Then in Shelby County, the survey teams found evidence that two tornadoes may have touched down Wednesday. One of them was a confirmed EF1 tornado that happened in Shelbyville along Rockbridge Road.

Two twisters: NWS survey teams believe 2 tornadoes hit down in Shelby County

That tornado caused significant damage to three barns. Different kind of trees were found twisted and sheared off at the very top.

The other is believed to also be an EF1 tornado that hit down just before 9 pm Wednesday. The NWS says it believes that a tornado hit down in eastern Shelby County, starting out along Buzzard Roost Road, just east of Shelby Knobs.

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The second tornado in Shelby County did significant telephone pole and tree damage. There was also a large oak tree that was uprooted and found leaning on top of a well-built house.

Over in LaRue County, the NWS found damage from at least an EF1 tornado near Upton. Photos of the damage show trees uprooted and some buildings knocked over.

That tornado happened around Upton-Talley Road and Weldon Loop Road. The survey teams will return Friday.

AERIALS: Daytime look at storm, tornado damage in Kentucky

Elsewhere, the NWS teams have received reports of tornadoes in Hart and Grayson counties. The teams determined that damage in those counties was from straight-line winds, and not tornadoes.

They will continue to survey other tornado reports later this week.

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