Severe storm damage in Kirksey, Kentucky


Reporter - Elizabeth Fields
Photojournalist - Mason Watkins
Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. - Severe damage in Kirskey, Kentucky after a storm rolled through Thursday afternoon.

Based on preliminary assessment of damage, the National Weather Service says it was a likely a microburst that caused the damage. About two dozen structures were damaged and approximately 50 trees came down.

Two of those trees came down on Jared Lencki's house. He and his kids were inside. 

"It went from a sprinkle to just absolute monsoon and the wind was blowing left and right," he said. "There was hail. Then, all the sudden you could hear the crash and it sounded like a bomb went off in the house and as you guys can see the tree fell on the house. The kids went bonkers."
Luckily, no one was hurt and Emergency Manager Bill Call told Local 6 no injuries were reported anywhere. He and his crews were our shortly after the storm surveying the damage. 

 "Looks like wind was the main problem," he said. "There was some light hail and heavy rain. The whole thing lasted maybe 10 minutes and then it was gone."

The damage spreads in a mile and a half in radius.