Area Storms Dampen Holiday

Murray, KY – Thunderstorms and tornado warnings put a damper on afternoon and evening Fourth of July festivities throughout western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. Numerous trees were downed in Calloway County. Emergency Management Director Bill Call says power was out in parts of Calloway because of fallen power lines.

Marshall County had downed lines causing scattered power outages for about an hour.

Trigg County Emergency Management Director Randy Wade says there was very light damage to the area, with a few trees and maybe one carport downed.

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd reported that downed trees and debris blocked KY-123 between Bardwell and Berkley in Carlisle County.

Montgomery County Deputy Director of Emergency Management Jerry Buchanan said there was a report of two tornados touching down along Highway 79 in northwestern Tennessee around 7:00 pm Saturday evening; one near Indian Mound in Stewart County and the other near Woodlawn in Montgomery County, both west of Clarksville. Buchanan said he checked out the sites and could find no evidence of a touchdown.

Damage was confined primarily to fallen tree limbs and no injuries were reported.