Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

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

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button coupons
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

Christian County Falls to Owensboro

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (12/17/14) — Senior guard Aric Holman scored a game-high 21 points to lead Owensboro High past host… Read More

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – Dec. 17, 2014

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (12/17/14) — The above photos are local fugitives that are currently being sought by local… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 8754

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 14, 2014 8276

Muhlenberg Pays Homage to U.S. Armed Forces

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 12, 2014 7842

Man Allegedly Threatening Medical Staff with…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Wes Miller
December 17, 2014 4875

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 4709

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 4660

Hopkins County Woman Charged Second Time in Two…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 12, 2014 4546

Man Allegedly Hits Brother with Pickup Truck…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Wesley Miller
December 15, 2014 4205

Woman Leads Police on High-Speed Chase in Stolen…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police
December 12, 2014 3725

Man Accused of Public Intoxication, Stealing…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 3168

Vehicle Careens down 150 Foot Embankment with…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

December 17, 2014 4875

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 4709

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 17, 2014 1227

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 17, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 17, 2014 987

Princeton Road Drug Investigation Results in…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 17, 2014 840

Harney-Led Lady Mustangs Top Ohio County

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
December 17, 2014 806

Change to Holiday Schedule for LBL Administrative…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Land Between The Lakes
December 17, 2014 725

KYTC Announces Winners of 2014 Adopt-a-Highway…

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Tolliver
December 17, 2014 718

Mustangs Earn District Win over Ohio County

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
December 17, 2014 718

KSP Charges Grayson County Man with Crimes…

in General News For All Sites by Sherry H. Bray
December 17, 2014 632

MFD Summoned to Seminary Street for Garage Fire

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss