A line of storms stretching from southern Indiana across Central and Northern Kentucky damaged 20 to 25 homes in Paris and produced hail, heavy rain, lightning and rotating cloud formations Tuesday.
A probable tornado came through the 1100 to 1200 block of Vine Street in Paris at about 4:30 p.m., leaving some homes flattened or with roofs torn off, Paris Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Duffy said. Other homes had moderate to minor damage. The Red Cross helped find hotel rooms for the affected families, he said.
Brian Schoettmer, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, said that area and Stamping Ground will be surveyed Wednesday to determine whether they were struck by tornadoes. There were numerous reports of golfball-size hail and, in Georgetown, one report of baseball-size hail, he said.
The supercells followed a trajectory in the area of I-64 through Franklin, Scott and Bourbon counties, then followed the area of the Mountain Parkway into Eastern Kentucky, said Schoettmer and Kevin Sullivan, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Jackson.