Storm Damage In Lee County, Hundreds of Trees Knocked Down

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 6/11 6:10 pm
Hundreds of trees knocked down, about 25 roads blocked, and that was just Lee County. 

No kids played at the Beattyville City Park.  Tree limbs and tree leaves took up all the space, but you can't tell what happened from reading the tree leaves.

"I don't think I've ever went through nothing like that," said Edna Brandenburg, who's home was damaged.

Several people in Lee County say it was the worst storm they've experienced.

"The house started rumbling, and things a flying.  I thought it was tearing the top off, but evidently it was just stuff a flying through," said Brandenburg.

Most of that stuff came from Brandenburg's sister-in-law's home.  The debris traveled about 200 yards.

"It was very scary," said Carrie Helton, who's home was damaged.

The storm seemed to target Helton's home. 

Wind tossed the trampoline on top of the trailer, ripped off some of the barn's top, the trailer's bottom, and busted the pool.

Helton says the wind picked up her kids' swing set, and sent it diving into the pool.

"Everything I'd worked for had just got destroyed within a matter of 15-minutes everything you worked your whole life for is gone," said Helton.

It happened so fast.

"It's amazing how in a matter of 15-minutes everything you worked your whole life for is gone," said Helton.

She's thankful the damage is not worse, and thankful nobody got hurt. 

"Just try to clean it up, and start over," said Helton.

She'll try to bounce back. 
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