Emergency preparedness meeting marks 10th anniversary of Lexington tornado

mmeehan1@herald-leader.comMay 26, 2014 

The 10th anniversary of the tornado that hit the Masterson Station subdivision will be marked with a meeting on emergency preparedness.

An F3 tornado, with winds up to 170 mph, ripped through part of Lexington's north side about 10 p.m. May 27, 2004. In 30 minutes, the storm damaged dozens of homes and caused millions of dollars in damage. Five people were injured.

The tornado "was one of the most devastating natural disasters in Lexington," said Pat Dugger, Lexington's director of the division of emergency management.

The division is holding a "reflection and preparedness meeting" from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Leestown Campus of Bluegrass Community & Technical College, 164 Opportunity Way, in Room C136 of Building C. Admission is free. For more information, call Shelley Bendall, preparedness coordinator, (859) 425-2495.

For more information about emergency preparedness, go to BeReadyLexington.com or LexingtonKy.gov/dem.

Mary Meehan: (859) 231-3261. Twitter: @bgmoms. Blog: bluegrassmoms.com

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