National Weather Service tentatively confirms tornadoes in Hardin, Bullitt and Breckinridge counties | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A preliminary study by the National Weather Service found that an EF-1 tornado was destroyed in Hardin and Bullitt counties.

Surveyors also found damage to EF-0 in Breckinridge County, marking three tornadoes that passed through Kentuckian after bad weather that passed through the region on Friday night.

NWS Louisville said about six miles west of Elizabethtown the wind was blowing up to 97 mph. Three miles east of Lebanon Junction, the NWS reported that it was blowing at 105 mph.

Bryan Covell’s home is on the outskirts of Elizabethtown. On Friday night, his house was damaged – a large part of the roof was blown away, the play sets have been torn from the ground and the insulation now covers most of the house.

“Start walking outside and see what the real damage is, and then it really hits what happened here,” said Covell.

He says the thunderstorm seemed normal at first, a bit of wind, thunder and lightning. But then things took a quick turn.

“Suddenly it sounded like the wind was hitting the wall of the house and it just got really loud so you knew something was going on,” said Covell. “So we jumped off the couch and we ran to get the kids and went down to the basement. The power went off, we were halfway down the hall to pick up the kids and we’re just trying to feel in the dark for where they are and go down to the basement before anything happens.

A family of four safely reached the basement and was not injured.

“The first thing I did after the storm was over was just,” Thank God they’re all fine, “said Covell. “You never want to see damage to your home, but I mean it’s fixable. We only focus on the fact that everyone is healthy, and it could have been a lot worse. ”

Family and friends spent Saturday helping the Covells cover holes where parts of the roof used to be. Covell says they do everything step by step and encourage others to be ready for the unexpected.

“Just be prepared,” he said. “You know, if something like this happens, just have a plan so you know where to go and what to do, and I just thank God we’re okay.”

A possible tornado in Jefferson County cannot be ruled out yet, according to NWS Louisville. The reports they saw from the subway appeared to be a more varied line of wind, the NWS said.

The NWS plans to conduct a survey in Washington County, Indiana on Sunday.

The polls are still ongoing.

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