F1 Tornado Strikes Louisville Area

Mar 24, 2012

The National Weather Service says a line of storms that moved through the Louisville area Friday afternoon produced an F1 tornado and knocked out power to about twelve thousand homes and businesses. Some homes were damaged, as well. The tornado struck about 13 miles southeast of downtown Louisville, and was on the ground for 2.5 miles.

Tornado warnings were issued for Jefferson and Shelby Counties as strong storms moved through the region. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several counties in northwestern Kentucky and southwestern Indiana.