WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu May 15, 2014
Weather Service: Christian, Bullitt Counties Saw Tornadoes Wednesday
Survey crews from the National Weather Service spent Thursday fanned out across Kentucky checking out damage from Wednesday's severe storms.
In Christian County, five miles northeast of Hopkinsville, the NWS says it found evident of 125 mile per hour winds in an EF-2 tornado that formed just after 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured by the fierce winds damaged at least six homes, two banrs and knocked over several trees.
Several minutes later, meteorologists say the area experience downburst winds.
Meantime in Bullitt County three hours earlier, a weaker, EF-0 tornado with winds topping out at 80 miles an hour did minor structural damage to homes southeast of Shepherdsville.