6:46am

Fri June 24, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Tornados Confirmed in Louisville

The National Weather Service storm survey crews have confirmed at least four tornados struck parts of Louisville Wednesday night. The first tornado struck around 8 pm, and Meteorologist Ted Funk says it was the most significant.

“Based on our storm survey,” says Funk “the heaviest damage was near the intersection of Floyd Street and Central Avenue, again there was a large industrial building that had heavy damage and estimates of wind in that area were 120 MPH.”

That tornado was rated an EF-2 and touched down near Churchill Downs before dissipating near the UofL football stadium.  An EF-1 tornado was also recorded east of Jeffersontown, just before an EF-2 struck near St Edward Catholic Church. LG&E estimates only about 209 people are still without power.

Crews continued to survey damage Thursday evening moving towards eastern Shelby County.

To see updates on the survey crews’ reports click here

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