Lexington Homes Damaged by Straight-line Winds

By Associated Press | 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says severe storms brought strong straight-line winds and hail through areas of the state, but no tornadoes.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the storms damaged more than a dozen homes in Lexington, brought down trees and fences, and cut power on Sunday to about 26,000 homes and businesses in central Kentucky. No injuries were reported.

Lexington Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Nantz said crews responded to more than 50 storm-related calls in about five hours.

Kentucky Utilities said on Monday that crews had restored power to all but a few hundred customers. Meanwhile, residents in affected areas were cleaning up.

National Weather Service forecaster Tony Edwards said areas of southern Kentucky got softball-sized hail in addition to the high winds.

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