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Cleanup underway after severe storms ripped through Lexington, KY this weekend

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Cleanup is underway in Lexington, Kentucky, where severe storms uprooted trees and damaged property this weekend.

Looks like a war zone to me.

It was quick.

"I been in Vietnam, and I never seen it as bad as this. It's the worse I've ever seen it in this neighborhood," Bob Newton, Highland Park Resident said.

"So it started with hail, and we were looking out the window, and my huge trees bent completely over, and that's when we panicked," Kim Noble, Highland Park Resident said.

Straight line winds estimated to top upwards of 95 miles per hour left families with a mess.

"And I came out to this. My yard is half-an-acre," Mark Taylor, Highland Park Resident said. From what I can see, it's unbelievable, it's unbelievable."

"You can have damaging winds, straight-line winds, that can do this kind of damage. It doesn't have to be rotating to cause a lot of damage, so severe thunderstorm warnings really do need to be treated with respect," Joe Sullivan, Meteorologist, National Weather Service said.

"It literally came down and started slinging things everywhere," Ralph Cooke, Highland Park Resident said.

But now the storms have passed and the clean-up begins.

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