January 30, 2013

Kentucky Tornadoes Touch Down in Marion, Warren Counties

A second tornado has touched down in Kentucky, according to the National Weather Service, with the latest one being in Warren County, following an earlier sighting in Marion County.

The latest tornado was categorized as an EF-2 with winds from 120 to 125 mph. At this time the majority of the damage from the tornado was in the area northeast of Bowling Green, although it may have moved beyond the boundaries of Warren County.

Earlier reports of the first tornado in Marion County said it had blown a trailer off of its foundation, and there were two known injuries. Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson said a 7-year-old boy and 32-year-old woman were injured.

A truck was reportedly blown of I-24 close to Oak Grove, although no injuries were associated with that incident.

According to Rachel Trevino, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Paducah, tornadoes may have touched down in the Christian and Muhlenberg county areas of Kentucky, although that has yet to be confirmed.

In the Larue County area, high winds continue to hit the area into the evening hours as the temperature drops towards freezing.

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