Harsh winds down trees, damage homes throughout state

LOUISVILLE (AP) — A strong line of storms that moved through Kentucky overnight knocked down trees and power lines, and damaged several homes throughout the state.

There was one injury reported in Madison County when a resident was struck by debris Wednesday morning, officials said.

Emergency officials reported several damaged homes in Madison, Estill and Lee counties.

There were thousands of electric customers around the state without power early Wednesday morning. LG&E reported about 5,500 customers in the Louisville area without power at noon. Jackson Purchase Energy and Paducah Power had recorded about 13,000 without power, but that number had been reduced to less than 6,000 by Wednesday afternoon. Most of the outages were in McCracken County.

Shelters for displaced residents have opened in Lee and Madison counties.

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