Regional
2:51 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

NWS Confirms EF2 Tornado in South Central Kentucky

Credit Michael Cook

Surveyors from the National Weather Service were in Logan County Tuesday, assessing damage from a tornado that touched down on Highway 96 Monday.  An EF2 tornado was confirmed with wind speeds up to 135 miles per hour. 

According to Terry Cole, deputy emergency management director for Logan County,  seven homes are in ruins.

"One of the families was in Florida when their home was totally destroyed," says Cole.  I haven't been able to talk to them, but I talked to some of their kinfolk, and they're on their way back."

Several grain bins and barns were destroyed, as well as some tobacco and corn crops. 

Cole says only two people were sent to the hospital and their injuries were minor.