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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 26, 2011
Counties:  Grayson
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  2.9 miles
Time:  7:18pm CDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down along Danny Sadler Road and crossed KY 920 and KY 720, lifting near Burkhead Lane.  On Danny Sadler Road a single wide trailer was destroyed and farm equipment was thrown 50 yards.  Elsewhere along the path numerous large hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted.  Numerous barns and outbuildings were destroyed with their siding thrown 500 yards.  A new 24 foot travel trailer was destroyed.  Fifteen homes had major roof damage. 

April 26, 2011
Counties:  Grayson
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  0.3 mile
Time:  7:19pm CDT
Notes:  This small tornado touched down just south of Danny Sadler Road west of KY 920.  Trees were snapped and uprooted, and power lines were blown down.

April 26, 2011
Counties:  Hardin
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  0.7 mile
Time:  8:53pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado formed just west of Interstate 65 and crossed the highway, the Hardin County Fairgrounds, and lifted just east of the intersection of First Union Church Road and Sportsman Lake Road.  On the fairgrounds the tornado struck a large livestock barn as well as the fairgrounds' restaurant.  The roof of the restaurant was thrown westward on top of a livestock barn.  Metal siding was thrown 250 yards and several trees were snapped and uprooted.  Near the end of the path there was roof damage to a one story house as well as downed power lines.