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Family Has Close Call with Tornado

tornado 300ROSEWOOD, Ky. (8/26/14) — Locky Beasley of Rosewood says he knows a tornado when he sees one.

Beasley and his family lost their entire home in the deadly 2008 Muhlenberg County tornado.

"We lived on Kimberly Drive in Greenville at that time," Beasley told SurfKY News. "We were all home and the house was a total loss. We then moved to Rosewood, and added a safe house to our home."

According to Beasley, they needed it on Saturday, Aug. 23.

"Saturday morning at about 2:30, we had a very heavy storm," Beasley said. "After it hit, there was a sudden, very loud gush of wind. Then we heard, like everyone describes, the sound like the roar of a train going over the house. The noise and ringing in our ears woke us all up."

Beasley and his wife Elishsa have five children.

"The doors popped open on the house and the rain was pulled through," Beasley said. "We got everyone in the safe room as quick as we could. When we came out there was about two and a half inches of water. We lost power for a few seconds and it came back on. We started the cleanup, and spent quite a bit of time on it that night. The next morning we had several missing shingles and damage to my shop next to the house. We don't have very many trees, so it was hard to track the path of the tornado. However, most of the damage to the house was on the southwest corner. I called Muhlenberg County Central Dispatch and notified them. They said they would contact the National Weather Service in Paducah."

Much like destructive storms of Aug. 17 in Central City, which brought EF0 tornadoes and well over a half an inch of rain to Central City, Muhlenberg County has again experienced an isolated patch of severe weather.

"I'm really just glad we all made it through," Beasley said.

Beasley is retired from EMS.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News

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