MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Damage from several EF1 tornadoes and a microburst was found in western Kentucky after storms on Friday and Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service’s preliminary report, the damage survey team found EF1 tornado damage across Carlisle, Ballard, Livingston, McCracken, and Marshall Counties on Sunday. They said it tracked northwest of Bardwell to Lovelaceville and Lone Oak.
The National Weather Service said in a preliminary report that the Bardwell tornado had estimated winds of 105 miles per hour with a width of 100 yards.
According to Ballard county EMA Director Travis Holder, the storms downed trees across the county. He said there were no reports of structural damage, but the tornado did take the same exact path as one in March 2019. Holder said it “a bit weird” for another tornado to go over the same place. He said state and city crews cleaned up debris on Monday, and all roads are open.
Preliminary National Weather Service reports showed the Blandville tornado on Sunday was an EF1 with winds up to 110 miles per hour and a with of 150 yards.
The tornado in McCracken County on Sunday was an EF1 with winds of 110 miles per hour and a width of 150 yards. The path was .2 miles.
The McCracken County EF1 tornado was 110 miles per hour, 150 yards wide and had a path of 17.25 miles. The tornado touched down west of Lovelaceville. There was some home damage but the majority was destruction was done to hundreds of trees snapped or uprooted.
Windows were blown out of a strip mall in Paducah and a business sign was destroyed.
The two areas of significant damage was along Gum Springs Road and in Hendron.
There were also damaging straight-line winds south of the tornado of 110 miles per hour for a half-mile path up to I-24 then into the Hendron area.
The Smithland EF1 tornado on Sunday had winds of 110 miles per hour with a half-mile path and a width of 140 yards. It peeled the roof off of a church and damaged roofs of homes. A number of trees were damaged. Also a gas station canopy was damaged.
The Belcher Road EF1 tornado on Sunday had winds of 110 miles per hour with a path of 3/4 mile and width of 125 yards. Extensive damage was done on Belcher Road. A number of trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado began 3.7 miles northeast of Smithland.
The Moors Resort & Marina in Marshall County was also hit by an EF1 tornado on Sunday afternoon, according to the preliminary report.
According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, it had maximum estimated winds of 100 miles per hour.
Emergency management reported there was lots of damage at the Moors Resort & Marina.
According to the NWS, a 50-yard section of the marina, one of three sections that extended into Kentucky Lake, was twisted and overturned by the tornado. A boat that was docked in this part of the marina was lifted onto the overturned marina section.
Reports said the entire marina structure was shifted several feet and pulled away from the shore, dislodging several spud poles that anchored it to the lake bottom.
A number of agencies responded to help.
According to the Marshall County EMA Facebook page the Moors Resort & Marina opened Monday, June 24 and the business is fully operational.
The NWS reported that across the rest of Marshall County, scattered, straight-line damage included broken, large tree limbs and uprooted trees.
According to the Marshall County EMA, the boat ramp parking lot at the Kentucky Dam Marina are temporarily closed while repairs are made following storms last weekend. Signs will be posted to notify boaters. The Marina remains closed due to power outages and damage from the storms.
The National Weather Service also reported that a microburst hit parts of Graves County. Winds of 90 miles per hour hit north of Hickory, Ky. Several large trees were uprooted near Pilgrims Pride.
A large metal building had four of its doors blown inward. A large section of metal wall on the east side of the building was blown outward.
The damage swath was about 1.3 miles long and up to 250 yards in width.
The National Weather Service also reported on Tuesday that damage from an EF1 tornado was seen in Trigg County, Ky. from storms on Friday, June 21.
The surveying continues.