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Straight line winds wreak havoc in Fayette Co.


FAYETTE CO. (KWWL)--- Major straight line winds ripped through parts of Fayette County Tuesday night.  Two power poles fell over and power crews worked to reset them.  Several large trees were split apart and uprooted.  Two homes between Avenues E and H on 20th Street outside of Lamont sustained moderate to severe damage.  Windows were blown out, roofing was ripped up, and siding torn apart.  Neighbors and relatives spent most of the day Wednesday trying to clean up the mess.

"I woke up last night at like three in the morning because it was thundering and lightning, but I had no idea it was this bad. My mom woke me up this morning and said a tornado or something had went through. So we had to come up here and fix stuff up," said Michael Reed, who was helping clean up his cousin's property.

The National Weather Service says there was not an actual tornado touchdown.  But the straight line winds that caused all the Fayette Co. damage could've exceeded 90 milers per hour.

KWWL Reporter: Kera Mashek


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