Damage in Floyd County Determined to be Straight Line Winds

A DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM CONSISTING OF NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
EMPLOYEES SURVEYED DAMAGE IN EASTERN FLOYD COUNTY THAT WAS
DETERMINED TO BE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. DAMAGE TO TREES AND A FEW
MOBILE HOMES IN THE BLUE MOON AREA ALONG MORGAN FORK ROAD WAS
CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF DOWNBURST WINDS. PRELIMINARY WIND SPEEDS
WERE ESTIMATED TO BE UP TO 70 MPH BASED ON THE DAMAGE OBSERVED AND
LIKELY INFLUENCED BY TERRAIN IN THE AREA. WINDS SPEED HIGHER UP ON
THE RIDGE TOPS SHOWED DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH WINDS UP TO 80 MPH.

ONE TRAILER...WHICH WAS NOT ANCHORED...SLID OFF OF ITS FOUNDATION
AGAINST AN ELECTRIC POLE...WHILE ANOTHER UNANCHORED TRAILER WAS
HEAVILY DAMAGED. WITNESSES REPORTED VERY STRONG WINDS AND
HALF-DOLLAR SIZED HAIL ALONG WITH HEAVY RAINFALL.

OTHER DAMAGE OBSERVED ON THE  FLOYD AND KNOTT COUNTY LINE WAS ALSO
DETERMINED TO BE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. A FEW TREES WERE SNAPPED IN AN
ISOLATED AREA NEAR LACKEY...WITH PRELIMINARY WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED
TO BE UP TO 80 MPH.


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