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West Liberty Copes With Tornado Destruction

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 1/10 3:22 pm
Communities are dealing with death and destruction across Kentucky after tornadoes and storms ravaged the Bluegrass.

Volunteers and search and rescue crews are hard at work in areas like the Morgan County community of West Liberty.

Resident John Sword describes what his family was doing Friday night when a tornado ripped through the area.

"We had all the women and children in the basement, we could hear the storm as it came through and it sounded like a train the way the wind was blowing," says Sword.

Looking at the destruction Saturday morning neighbor Melissa Lykins says, "It's pretty devastating. It's pretty bad..I mean businesses, like the place I work, it's gone. That's my Aunt Ileene's house and there's a lot of other people who's houses are gone that i know who live there."

Eugen Romans, who lives just outside the city limits, recounts his experience with the storm and says, "Where we was last night it didn't sound like it but all the trees were flat and stuff."

Now the community has no choice but to come together.

Sword says, "We just try our best to pick up the pieces, get back, ask the Good Lord to help us and help anyone who needs it."


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