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Storm Damage Reported in Logan County

Monday, 06 10, 2013

Contact: Buddy Rogers work - 502-607-1611 cell - 502-382-6006

For Immediate Release

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management

Contact:    Buddy Rogers    work - 502-607-1611               cell - 502-382-6006

FRANKFORT, KY.  (June 10, 2013) - Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) has received reports of storm damage from Logan County along Highway 633 approximately two miles east of US Highway 431.

Local officials have reported several homes damaged with two possibly destroyed.  Local Emergency Medical Services reported four known injuries; two of which were seen at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville and two others that were seen at Northcrest Hospital in Springfield, Tennessee.  At this time no life threatening injuries or fatalities have been reported.  Logan County Emergency Medical Services provided a mobile first aid unit to help provide first aid treatment in the Adairville community but it has since closed.

The National Weather Service Louisville Office has personnel en route to evaluate the damage in order to determine if the damage was the result of a tornado or straight line winds.

Local officials are reporting debris from these storms are still on the roadway, making travel difficult. Citizens are encouraged to avoiding travel in the impacted area if at all possible.

Emergency Management Officials in Green County have also reported downed trees from severe storms as this system moved through that area. No structural damage or injuries have been reported from Green County at this time.

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will continue to monitor the situation and provide assistance to local officials and Emergency Management Directors, if requested. The National Weather Service Office in Louisville continues to post weather alerts and warnings as this system moves across the Commonwealth. Citizens should heed any warnings and be prepared to take protective actions immediately.

Residents that may have incurred storm damage should contact their insurance provider and notify their local emergency management officials to report the damage.

Citizens are urged to monitor local media outlets and your NOAA Weather Alert Radio for updates on weather conditions, warnings and alerts.

Safety tips to follow:
*       The possibility of flooding in low-lying areas from heavy rains also exists with this storm.  If you encounter water over a roadway remember - "STOP! TURN AROUND! DON'T DROWN!"
*       If you encounter downed power lines, DO NOT APPROACH THE LINES, call your local utility provider or call 911.
*       Avoid travel in damaged areas, stay indoors and continue to monitor your local media and NOAA Weather Alert Radio.
Road conditions throughout the state can be found on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's website at www.511.ky.gov or by calling 511 in Kentucky or 1-866-737-3767 for out-of-state callers.

Additional information, including weather safety tips and links to weather sites can be found at www.kyem.ky.gov and www.weather.gov .

 

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