UPDATE: 3 injured, one in ICU after tornado in Scott County
Two mobile homes overturned
UPDATE 8:20 P.M. DEC. 6, 2021
STAMPING GROUND, Ky. (WTVQ) – In Scott County, some residents continue to pick up the pieces after the National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit Parkers Mobile Home Park in Stamping Ground.
According to the weather service, while severe weather was predicted with winds around 50-55 MPH, it wasn’t expecting weather like this. The weather service says it will be looking into why the tornado wasn’t picked up on any radars, but also why severe weather like this seems drawn to the Stamping Ground area.
“I’ve had more damage in the Stamping Ground area than just about any area over in Scott County in the last 15 years and I don’t know why,” says John Gordon, National Weather Service meteorologist.
The weather service says this tornado had a short path, only about half mile long, but it left damage like overturned mobile homes, downed power lines and fallen trees. According to Scott County Emergency Management, three people were injured with one being in the ICU at UK Hospital in Lexington.
“I’m glad that we’re all alive,” says Caitlyn Miller, a woman whose home was crushed under an overturned mobile home. “I’m glad that everybody in the trailer park is alive and yes, some of us got hurt but we’re alive to live another day.”
The Red Cross was set up at Stamping Ground Christian Church to help get resources to those impacted by the tornado. Stamping Ground Mayor Keith Murphy says power in the area will be out for at least a day, so people in the trailer park will need other places to stay. With so much damage in the trailer park, no one’s quite sure how long repairs are going to take.
STAMPING GROUND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Powerful storms moved through the Stamping Ground area early Monday morning, injuring two people, according to Scott County Emergency Management.
Officials say two mobile homes overturned and several trees and powerlines fell across roads.
If you are in need of medical aid/assistance from the storm Georgetown Scott County EMS has set up an EMS Triage station at the Incident Command Post located at our fire station on Springview Drive.