State of emergency declared in Greenup County after Wednesday storm

Republished from WEKU.

Greenup County Judge Executive Bobby Hall declared a state of emergency after a powerful storm early Wednesday afternoon. He said four cities were hit especially hard – Russell, Flatwoods, Worthington and Raceland – and the storm likely caused $2 million worth of damage across the county. Raceland City Administrator Dustin Burchett described the situation the following morning:

“We have widespread power outages. We have trees down everywhere. Broken windows, damaged roofs. We still have trees actually on some homes.”

Burchett said debris is everywhere, culverts and drains are clogged and some driveways are washed out.

“We have areas still without power. You know, it’s been a little warmer lately. We also, you know, it costs, they cost money to clear all that debris to get the trees off the homes, get the trees out of the yards.”

Burchett said some people had downed power lines in their backyards and called the storm “a pure mixture of random disasters all at once.” Hall said no one was killed or injured.

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