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Kentucky tornado rips through homes in Fern Creek, Louisville

Homes in Kentucky were devastated Wednesday when a tornado tore through the community of Fern Creek, Louisville.

Images of the destruction and the aftermath of the weather began circulating on social media.

WLKY meteorologist Daniel Johnson shared a photo of a roofless house on his Twitter page.

Debris could be seen throughout the image along with fallen trees.

“Parts of the Louisville subway slammed tonight with what appears to be tornado damage in Fern Creek,” he wrote in the caption.

WHAS11 reporter Shay McAlister also shared some photos of the damage seen at Fern Creek.

“Pictures emerging from Fern Creek tonight following confirmation of a tornado in southeast Jefferson County,” she tweeted.

“There are reports of roofless houses, downed utility poles and trees on houses.”

Rachel Droze, also from WHAS11, tweeted some pictures of a damaged neighborhood.

“Major tornado damage in a Fern Creek neighborhood,” she wrote.

Of the four photos she posted, one showed a dented and broken garage door while another depicted a mangled stop sign and a destroyed barbecue next to an overturned fire hydrant.

WDRB photojournalist Greg Schapker posted similar images on his Twitter page.

“Large power poles and lines off Bardstown Road and Long Home Road in Fern Creek. It’s south of 265,” he tweeted.

On Wednesday, the NWS Paducah Twitter page issued tornado warnings for several areas of Kentucky.

“Tornado warning including Central City KY, Livermore KY, Sacramento KY until 6:15 p.m. CDT.

The following tweets added Greenville, Powderly and Beechmont to this list of areas.

In addition to tornado warnings, the NWS Twitter page also warned of intense weather systems entering in the evening.

“The severe thunderstorm warning continues for Oak Grove KY, Central City KY, Greenville KY until 6:00 p.m. CDT. This storm will contain wind gusts to 70 MPH,” they said. wrote in a tweet.

“Flash flood warning continues for Hopkinsville KY, Madisonville KY, Oak Grove KY until 8:00 PM CDT,” the Twitter page wrote in an additional tweet.

Due to the intense weather in the evening, some homes were without power on Wednesday evening and were forced to assess the damage to their homes in the dark, according to a VAGUE report.

The storms knocked out power to thousands of people living in Glenmary, south of Fern Creek in Jefferson County.

LG&E had reported just over 29,000 customers without power as of 10:15 p.m.

Nolin Rural Electric Co-Op reported more than 1,300 customers without power in southern Hardin, Hart and Larue counties.

Image of a tornado. A Kentucky tornado destroyed homes in Fern Creek, Louisville, on Wednesday.
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