Storm damage assessment underway
Jan 30, 2013 | 2624 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
–Katherine Doty/ Tribune-Courier
–Katherine Doty/ Tribune-Courier
Marshall County Emergency Management team members are in the process of examining damages caused by an early morning storm.

Melissa Combs, director of emergency management, said she was personally conducting the assessment Wednesday morning.

"We had no requests for assistance to 911 or the rescue squad," Combs said. "We have one report of a mobile home that was impacted but don't have a clear story on that, yet."

Rachel Trevino, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Paducah, reported light damage in Marshall County. She said the NWS has a report of a mobile home that lost its roof in Fairdealing, and a home with its windows blown out in Brewers.

"We had a good line of storms blow through, and have various reports of wind damage," Treveno said."Reports of 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches of rain are common through the area with isolated areas receiving more or less than that."

The NWS is also assessing damage. Trevino said possible tornadoes may have touched down in the Christian and Muhlenberg county areas of Kentucky, and in Saline County, Ill., where two people were injured. No tornadoes were thought to have touched down in Marshall County.

Trevino said a second cold front will enter the area Wednesday without severe weather. The front will drastically lower temperatures, with highs Friday only reaching the upper 20's. She added temperatures would moderate through the weekend.

Keith Todd, public information officer for the Kentucky Department of Highways, reported no damage or road closings due to debris or flooding along Marshall County roads.

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