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Tropical Depression Bertha Lifting North; Isolated Severe Across Southern U.S.; Heat Continues In West

Tropical Depression Bertha continues to weaken and lift north toward the central Appalachians and eastern Ohio Valley. Heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding are likely. Meanwhile, isolated severe thunderstorms are possible on Thursday from the Southeast to south-central High Plains. Finally, the ongoing heat wave continues in the West and will expand into the Rockies by the weekend. Read More >

April 20, 1996
Counties:  Floyd
F-scale:  F2
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Time:  12:08am
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage at the intersection of Georgetown and Greenville roads.

April 20, 1996
Counties:  Bullitt
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  12:40am
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage in County Trace Estates and on Zoneton Road east of Mount Washington.

April 20, 1996
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  F1
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Injuries:  4
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Time:  2:30am
Noted discrepancies:  None

April 20, 1996
Counties:  Barren, Metcalfe
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  2:34am
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage at Queens Chapel Church and on KY 314, Spillman Road, and Thurmon-Sexton Road.

April 20 1996
Counties:  Green
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  2:45am
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage between US 68 and Russell Creek.

April 20, 1996
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F2
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Injuries:  7
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Time:  3:26am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado went from near McKinney to Preachersville to near the Garrard County line, damaging the county fairgrounds and Maywood.

April 20, 1996
Counties:  Garrard
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  4:30am to 4:40am EST
Notes:  Trees were downed and a dozen barns were destroyed.  One farmer lost 6 cows when a barn collapsed on them.

April 20, 1996
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F2
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Injuries:  10
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Time:  3:45am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down on the east side of I-75 at the KY 21 exit.  Berea College was damaged.