Strong Winds and Storms Moves through the Area Saturday

This is a photo of Storm Tracker Radar as a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for parts of Clinton and Cumberland County Saturday afternoon.

Very strong, gusty winds early Saturday resulted in some extensive property damage in the area and more than 9,000 persons without electricity.    The strong storm, with sustained wind gusts as high as 50 miles per hour and higher at times, destroyed some mobile homes, some barns, downed numerous power lines, and severely damaged other property.   Here in Russell County, extensive damage was done to the State Dock.   In addition, the roof at the former Bertram law office building on the square in Jamestown was ripped off due to the high winds.   WJRS News has received reports of other damage to some mobile homes and outdoor structures.    More than 9,000 persons were without power at one time on Saturday, according to South Kentucky R-E-C-C.   As of last night, there were less than 500 households still without power, most of those being in Pulaski County.   The Pulaski county community of Shopville appears to have been the hardest hit area, along with a portion of northern Clinton County.    The Jamestown Fire Department responded also to a downed power line in the Pleasant Hill community, just outside of Jamestown.  

Public Relations Director Joy Bullock with South Kentucky RECC, spoke to WJRS NEWS this morning and shared details of what took place over the weekend as far as electric issues…

According to the National Weather Service, they announced on Sunday after investigating damage, that it appeared the damage in the area occurred due to straight-line winds.