NWS: Preliminary Reports Blame Microburst For Johnson County Damage

Posted at 5:01 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 17:01:45-04

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) – Storm damage in Johnson County is believed to have been caused by a microburst storm system. 

The National Weather Service in Jackson sent a team to survey the damage and found damaged caused by microburst winds between 75 and 85 miles per hour. 

The storm removed part of a roof on an office building and a steeple from a church building. Winds also felled several trees, one of which fell on a residential building.