The Purchase Area avoided major damage from a large storm system that proved fatal in other parts of the Southeast yesterday.
Straight line winds caused damage to structures in Obion County and downed trees and power lines were reported in Ballard, McCracken, Ohio, and Union Counties, but no injuries have been reported in the WKMS listening area.
Yesterday’s storm system spawned tornadoes in Arkansas and led to the death of one person in Arkansas, one in Alabama.
The National Weather Service reported the storm system that passed through Western Kentucky Wednesday produced high winds that blew walls and roofs off several buildings and downed powerlines. Most of the damage occurred in Christian County, northeast of Hopkinsville between 4 and 5pm.