Simpson County bouncing back after severe storm – WNKY News 40 Television


SIMPSON COUNTY, Ky. – After a weekend of severe weather, recovery efforts are moving along at a relatively good pace across south central Kentucky.

In Simpson County, damage was widespread but is mostly cleaned up at this point in time. There are still trees down and roof damage to homes but roadways are clear and power is restored to the area, a feat that Judge-Executive Mason Barnes is very impressed with.

Judge Barnes said to News 40 that “the utility companies have done an outstanding job getting power back up as quickly as they have given what they were faced with.”

Both Barnes and Franklin Police Captain Dale Adams said in their interviews this was something they had never seen. When asked about comparable events the Adams had responded to, the lawman said “We’ve had bad storms come through and then later its determined it was an F2 tornado here or F2 tornado there, but I’ve never seen something like this where it was the whole city just all at once.”