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NWS: Brief EF-1 tornado confirmed in Richmond, Kentucky

Posted at 10:05 AM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 14:05:37-05

(LEX 18) — According to the National Weather Service of Louisville, Kentucky, damage survey crews have found another brief EF-1 tornado that occurred early December 11.

Larry Donithan, a homeowner on Clay Lane, said that the EF-1 tornado took off his roof and his porch, and completely uprooted this tree in his front yard. He was home around 4:30 am last Saturday when the tornadoes touched down. He said him and his wife heard a big bang and when they went outside they discovered the damage to their home and yard.

On Monday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed that the destruction was caused by a brief tornado with peak winds of 90 miles per hour and a length of about half a mile.

Donithan spent Monday morning getting estimates to repair his roof and garage door. He said that he's grateful the damage wasn't worse.

"Well we're just glad it didn't hurt anyone. And we can replace things, and well plant another tree. And get our roof and things back on, get our porch built back. And hopefully get everything straightened back up," said Donithan.

National Weather Service also surveyed storm damage in the Garrard County area and confirmed an EF-1 tornado occurred near Highway 27.