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Minor damage reported after storm prompts tornado warning in Rowan County

Samantha Morrill

Rowan County emergency crews are on alert to respond to any damage caused by storms Tuesday.

The cells that prompted a tornado warning and watch Tuesday morning caused some minor damage. Officials said they got early advanced warning from the National Weather Service in Jackson and were well prepared to respond. Early reports show there were some downed trees in roadways and across power lines.

Emergency Management Director Jarred Moore says crews worked quickly to restore power.

“As of right now we have 100 percent power restored to the entire county. The electric companies did an awesome job working through the storm to keep power to our citizens,” said Moore.

Additionally, Moore said crews were able to clear roads of downed trees very quickly, so those routes stayed open for emergency vehicles. Some buildings were damaged, including two barns that were blown down.

“They were smaller barns, older barns, to my knowledge at this point. And we did have a partial roof removal on the storage units along KY 32 near Hickory Pointe, in that vicinity,” said Moore.

Moore says with more storms possible, people are advised to remain weather aware and have a plan in case of another warning. No injuries have been reported.

There is a flood watch in place until 8 p.m. Tuesday.