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NWS: Prestonsburg Storm Ruled Downburst With Peak Winds At 70 MPH

Posted at 9:23 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 21:23:40-04

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (LEX 18)– The National Weather Service said that the storm that caused damage in Prestonsburg Wednesday was ruled a downburst with peak winds at 70 miles per hour.

The storm caused damage throughout the community and the highest wind gust, according to the NWS, was in downtown Prestonsburg where a roof was partially ripped off a building by wind, killing a driver on West Court Street. 

The NWS also said that a number of other buildings downtown had minor roof damage and there were uprooted trees in downtown Prestonsburg.

Burke Franklin