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EF1 tornado with winds up to 90 mph confirmed in Franklin County

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Dec 07, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The National Weather Service in Louisville has determined that an EF1 tornado with winds of 90 miles per hour damaged parts of Franklin County.

The tornado touched down two miles north of Frankfort at some point early Monday morning. The NWS said three total structures were damaged in the tornado, including a home on Shadrick Ferry Road.

Homeowner Carrie Beth Tigges said she and her husband were fast asleep in their bedroom when the roof above their heads blew off in the tornado.

They grabbed their kids and went down to the basement. Later, the ceiling to their bedroom caved in.

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"No one was hurt," Tigges said. "That's the number one thing. All this stuff can be taken care of, eventually replaced."

An EF1 tornado, with 95 mph winds, also hit Stamping Ground Parker's Mobile Home Park. Two mobile homes overturned and emergency management officials say 14 of the 34 homes in the park cannot be occupied. The Georgetown Fire Department says 10 of the 34 trailers were condemned to protect the homeowners.

Georgetown/Scott County Emergency Management said one person is in the ICU at UK Hospital in serious condition with a neck injury after the tornado. Two other people have minor injuries.