12 June 2004
Breckinridge Co., Kentucky (Hardinsburg)
Tornado Damage

The following are pictures from the damage site and a detailed description.
 Board blown into a rail. (Image size 527 KB)
 A mobile home destroyed. (Image size 681 KB)
 Damage to an apartment building. (Image size 576 KB)
 Roofing material blown into the tree tops. (Image size 738 KB)
 A shed destroyed. (Image size 665 KB)
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
830 AM EDT SUN JUN 13 2004
...UPDATED STORM DAMAGE SURVEY FOR BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY IN 
NORTH-CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
ASSOCIATED WITH A LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED 
ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA AND NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...A SMALL
TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED TO HAVE TOUCHED DOWN IN THE HARDINSBURG AREA
OF BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY SATURDAY AFTERNOON (JUNE 12 2004). BASED ON
FURTHER MAP ANALYSIS...THE ORIGINAL PATH LENGTH OF THE TORNADO WAS
OVER ESTIMATED. OUR NEW ANALYSIS INDICATES THAT THE PATH LENGTH WAS
NEAR ONE HALF OF A MILE.
* MAX TORNADO INTENSITY - F0
* MAX EST WINDS - 70 MPH
* MAX PATH WIDTH - 50 YARDS
* MAX EST PATH LENGTH - 1/2 MILE (UPDATED)
* TIME OF OCCURRENCE - 1255 PM EDT (JUN 12 2004)
* INJURIES/FATALITIES - NO SERIOUS INJURIES REPORTED, NO FATALITIES
.MORE DETAILED INFORMATION FROM SURVEY...
A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF OLD U.S. HIGHWAY 60 IN
HARDINSBURG NEAR THE BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY EMS CENTER. IT DAMAGED
MANY LARGE TREES OVER A PATH OF 1/2 OF A MILE ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF
OLD U.S. HIGHWAY 60 IN A PATH TOWARDS THE MEADOWSIDE APARTMENTS.
MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG THE PATH TO VARIOUS
BUILDINGS. LOCAL RESIDENTS AS WELL AS A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICIAL WITNESSED THE TORNADO ON THE GROUND.
ADDITIONALLY...A FEW STORAGE BUILDINGS AND A MOBILE HOME OFF OF CODY 
LANE WAS ROLLED ON ITS SIDE. NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE ALSO DOWNED
IN THIS AREA. THE DAMAGE IN THIS AREA IS CONSISTENT WITH
STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE. A FEW MINOR INJURIES...BUT NO SERIOUS
INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

 


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