Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
NOUS43 KLMK 191836
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
236 PM EDT Fri Jun 19 2015
...NWS Damage Survey for 06/18/2015 Anderson County Wind Damage...
Peak Wind: 70-75 MPH
Start Date: Jun 18, 2015
Start Time: 6:08 PM EDT
Start Location: 1 SSE Alton, KY
End Date: Jun 18, 2015
End Times: 6:14 PM EDT
End Location: 2 NNW Tyrone, KY
The National Weather Service, in conjunction with Anderson County
emergency management, determined that the damage in the community of
Alton was straight-line wind damage between 70 and 75 mph.
The damage began at approximately 6:08 PM at Floridatile on Alton
Road, where a car port was blown 400 yards ENE across a field and
into the parking lot of the maintenance shop. Two semi-trailers
were toppled over onto their sides. The maintenance shop`s roof
sustained substantial damage.
East of the shop on the 1200 block of Alton road, a private
residence had several Bradford Pear trees blown over, all facing due
east. One house sustained roof damage.
Further east at the daycare center at Chico Drive and Lawrenceburg
Road, the roof sustained substantial damage on the upwinds (western)
face and was thrown 50 yards and landed on some cars in an auto body
shop`s parking lot. Several buildings just west of US 127 had minor
roof and siding damage.
The survey team investigated a radar couplet from Thursday evening
further east of the main damage area. The team drove on Jenny
Lillard Road and came across an area with five or six trees knocked
down. The team classified this damage as straight-line wind damage
between 65 and 70 mph.
Note: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
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