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Storm damage hits southern Kentucky after severe storms roll through

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Posted at 10:05 PM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 23:19:32-04

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — At least four structures were damaged in Pulaski County Friday night. The wind picked up a home and put it on the side of a cliff. A tree was all that stopped it from falling into Lake Cumberland hundreds of feet below.

Two people were inside a home that was also picked up and left along the cliff.

A county official told us both people inside the home had cuts on their heads, one person was hospitalized but released a short time later.

The official also said two children had to be rescued from a damaged home in the county.

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The track announcer at Lake Cumberland Speedway across the lake told us they also saw the damage.

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There were no sirens. There were no warnings. And everything happened so fast.

The concession stand in the middle of the track was destroyed. Several lights fell - so did their sign. They were able to clean up a lot of the damage in the few hours after the storm. They estimate total repairs could cost $30-40K.

The National Weather Service will visit in the next few days to assess the damage.