Posted: Jul 20, 2012 5:21 AM
Updated: Jul 20, 2012 7:50 AM
Another round of storms and another round of damage in central Kentucky Thursday.
There were scattered reports of power outages and trees down in Lexington. A large limb fell on a home along Hyannisport Drive, near Man 'O War Boulevard and Nicholasville Road. Family members say the limb put a large hole in the roof, and one of their bedrooms sustained some water damage.
In Woodford County, high winds flattened one barn and tore the roof off another on William Mitchell's farm along Old Frankfort Pike. Mitchell said the rain was good for his tobacco crop, but now he won't have anyplace to hang it.
"The wind and rain went through here; I said to my wife, 'That won't be too bad.' That back wind is what give us all the damage," he said.
Wind took down another barn nearby on Big Sink Road. There were also widespread power outages reported across Woodford County. KU officials say they have restored most of the power in the area.
In Louisville, winds ripped the roof of the Crowne Plaze Hotel near the airport. Debris rained down on vehicles in the parking lot below.There were no reported injuries, but several cars were totaled.
A storm in the second round to roll through the area left most of Lawrenceburg in the dark. Crews have since restored power.
A tree limb crushed a brand new SUV in Madison County, and wind destroyed a barn on Walter Lakes Road, southeast of Richmond.
Damage in Jackson County was primarily focused in the Sandgap community. The storm left many without power along Gravel Lick Road, and winds toppled some sheds and out-buildings in the area. A tree took down a power line and crashed into a home.
Despite all of the damage, there were no reported injuries.