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The clean-up begins in Rockcastle County

Posted at 5:39 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 19:27:00-05

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The clean-up continues in Rockcastle County from Saturday's storm that left homes destroyed, trees and power lines knocked down, and roads blocked.

The cities in were spared, but you can see the line powerful winds traveled right through farmland.

One tobacco barn in Brodhead stood for decades, but now it's destroyed.

"Another barn, an older cattle milking shed down. I've got some tin off of my barns. Trees down. We had 14 trees down across roadways," said Emergency Management Director David Colson.

Those roads are now cleared and back open. Power is also restored across the county.

The worst property damage happened on Peace Lane, where one trailer was thrown upside down.

A man and a pregnant woman were inside the trailer at the time, and both managed to walk out.

We're told she was checked out at a hospital, but they are both now staying at a relative's home.

"As you see from the video and see the ground around there, they are quite lucky," said Colson.

Remarkably, a rabbit hutch on the property was left untouched and the animals are just fine.

"We were very lucky the damage was not worse," said Colson.