3:47 am
Fri April 10, 2009

Twisters hit western Kentucky

Paducah, KY – Many western Kentucky communities received damage by tornado touchdowns during today's bought of severe weather. National Weather Service Meteorologist Robin Smith says twisters touched down in Crofton and Eddyville, causing widespread damage He says the Mannington community in Christian county was hit particularly hard.

"We actually have 2 confirmed injured, we've had some mobile homes destroyed, a propane tank explosion some cars destroyed."

Smith says pea- to baseball-sized hail accompanied the twisters, with the largest-sized falling in Crofton, in Christian County. He says Easter weekend will have mostly docile, cool weather but some severe weather, primarily hail, high winds, and heavy rains, could enter the area late Sunday night and early Monday morning.