Late night storms cause heavy damage throughout Jessamine County

Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 17:26:44-04

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Residents in Jessamine County woke up to messy yards and streets, which was the aftermath of a storm late Monday night.

Now, the cleanup has started. LEX 18 traveled to Jessamine County on Tuesday morning to see the extent of the damage.

When the storm came through, it was dark and difficult to see just how severe it was. So, it wasn't until Tuesday morning that homeowners got a clear view of the damage.

It was a similar sight for homes along Lake Country Road in Nicholasville. Trees fallen to the ground and branches scattered across the street.

County crews were in and out throughout Tuesday morning, picking up debris and trucking it away.

Neighbors were also out with their own tools to clean up the mess.

Clarence Rogers' property was hit the hardest on the street. Along with down trees, panels from his porch ceiling came out and the aluminum poles of his bird houses were bent.

Rogers said he was awake to hear it all happen.

"I was in the kitchen and all of a sudden it sounded like just a ton of bricks or something just hit the front of the house and then it just went crazy from there. It just started for about 15 to 30 minutes like that," Rogers said.

Some homeowners said they will spend at least the next few days cleaning up the damage.