Jenn

Somerset, KY

#203 Mar 2, 2012
nfld wrote:
Can anyone tell me where exactly the tornado hit?
Sheriff John Root is reporting that numerous Laurel Sheriff’s Deputies assisted on the search for victims of a suspected tornado that cut its path of destruction on Friday night (3-2-2012)from Fount Hubbard Road in western Laurel County , crossing Bentley Road north of London and Old Hare Road, over to Little Arthur Ridge Road, Radford Road Hensley Road(and Little Country Road), and finally over to Roy Black Road at Ky 30 . Rescuers reported that the path appeared to be up to 150 yards wide. Four fatalities have been reported thus far. They include: Wilburn Pittman on Old Hare Road, Debbie Allen and Sherman Wayne Allen on Little Arthur Ridge Road, and Ethel Pruitt on Bentley Road. All the deceased were in mobile homes.
Reportedly numerous mobile homes were demolished, tossed down embankments, and thrown on top of one another, numerous trees were down across roadways(making it difficult for first responders to get into the area), power lines were down, and vehicles overturned.
Also involved in the search was: Kentucky State Police.
Coordinating the efforts was: Laurel County Emergency Management, and Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department and East Bernstadt Fire Department. They were assisted by Lily Fire Department, Laurel County Fire Department, London-Laurel County Rescue Squad, and McWhorter Fire Department.
Many ambulances from Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, as well as ambulances from Knox County, Whitley County, Jackson County, and Clay County assisted in removing injured victims.
Traffic Control was provided by Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies, Ky State Police Troopers and CVE Officers, and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
Numerous injured persons were removed from the affected area to St. Joseph Hospital London, some of those injured were critically injured, and were then flown out to UK Med in Lexington.
Assisting also was Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling.
Other County Officials that responded to assist included: Sheriff John Root, Commonwealth Attorney Jackie Steele, Circuit Clerk Roger Schott, and Judge Executive David Westerfield.
The Kentucky National Guard was also activated to provide safety and security to the affected area overnight.
A thorough inspection of the affected area will be conducted at daybreak on Saturday by area emergency services personnel.
Kenshin

United States

#204 Mar 3, 2012
blessthe families wrote:
I dont know why in the world anyone would buy a trailor a doublewide or singlewide some people think oh since i got a doublewide i'm ok but lord children a doublewide is 2 single wides put together .They are so dangerous in storms i know homes can be torn apart also but you have more chance of dying in a trailor .
God bless these families and give them comfort.
I just had friends die and your worrying about why people buys trailors. We have no choice but to buy them because most of use make around 7 to 9 dollars a hr we can't go out and just buy a house
unknown

London, KY

#205 Mar 3, 2012
heard Kevin chadwell, Tracy pitman, wib and Jenny pitman, the two allens, and a truitt. thats 7 if all info is correct.
here ya go

Kittanning, PA

#206 Mar 3, 2012
Sheriff John Root is reporting that numerous Laurel Sheriff’s Deputies assisted on the search for victims of a suspected tornado that cut its path of destruction on Friday night (3-2-2012)from Fount Hubbard Road in western Laurel County , crossing Bentley Road north of London and Old Hare Road, over to Little Arthur Ridge Road, Radford Road Hensley Road(and Little Country Road), and finally over to Roy Black Road at Ky 30 . Rescuers reported that the path appeared to be up to 150 yards wide. Four fatalities have been reported thus far. They include: Wilburn Pittman on Old Hare Road, Debbie Allen and Sherman Wayne Allen on Little Arthur Ridge Road, and Ethel Pruitt on Bentley Road. All the deceased were in mobile homes.
Reportedly numerous mobile homes were demolished, tossed down embankments, and thrown on top of one another, numerous trees were down across roadways(making it difficult for first responders to get into the area), power lines were down, and vehicles overturned.
Also involved in the search was: Kentucky State Police.
Coordinating the efforts was: Laurel County Emergency Management, and Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department and East Bernstadt Fire Department. They were assisted by Lily Fire Department, Laurel County Fire Department, London-Laurel County Rescue Squad, and McWhorter Fire Department.
Many ambulances from Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, as well as ambulances from Knox County, Whitley County, Jackson County, and Clay County assisted in removing injured victims.
Traffic Control was provided by Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies, Ky State Police Troopers and CVE Officers, and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
Numerous injured persons were removed from the affected area to St. Joseph Hospital London, some of those injured were critically injured, and were then flown out to UK Med in Lexington.
Assisting also was Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling.
Other County Officials that responded to assist included: Sheriff John Root, Commonwealth Attorney Jackie Steele, Circuit Clerk Roger Schott, and Judge Executive David Westerfield.
The Kentucky National Guard was also activated to provide safety and security to the affected area overnight.
A thorough inspection of the affected area will be conducted at daybreak on Saturday by area emergency services personnel.

Since: Feb 12

Pikeville, KY

#207 Mar 3, 2012
blessthe families wrote:
I dont know why in the world anyone would buy a trailor a doublewide or singlewide some people think oh since i got a doublewide i'm ok but lord children a doublewide is 2 single wides put together .They are so dangerous in storms i know homes can be torn apart also but you have more chance of dying in a trailor .
God bless these families and give them comfort.
You are so rude! How can you say something like that, at a time like this? Did you ever think that instead of putting down a persons home, a place that they raised their children, cooked their dinners, and laid their heads down to sleep at night, that maybe you could have been doing something more constructive, like asking if there is anything you can do for these people, that just lost loved ones and their homes? A**hole!
friend

London, KY

#208 Mar 3, 2012
Tracy Pitman did not get hurt. Her husband has stitches over his eye. Her father-in-law passed away & they are not giving the family much hope for her mother-in-law.
Seriously

London, KY

#209 Mar 3, 2012
And "I DONT KNOW WHY IN THE WORLD WHY ANYONE COULD BE SO NUMB-BRAINED" at a time like this to even come on a public forum where people are so desperately trying to find out if their love ones are safe, others giving info too try and help, the rest offering support with kind words and prayers and you roll in with your brags. You are welcome to disagree if you like but what else would you call it? I cant find a better opinion thats for sure.

You know we dont know if the storms have left our area or if they should come back for another visit just as we have no guarantee of tomorrow so if I were you I would be thinking about becoming an organ donor starting with your heart and giving it Jesus!! My opinion anyone who had even half a heart or brain would let words as you just used enter them at such a devastating time as this using the name "blessthe families" , wow thats what you call a cheap fakeazz hypocrite IMO!!

BTW Moron, why dont you check out all of the brick, concrete, etc and etc structured homes, school, businesses, barns etc that the storms shredded.

May All of You who were in the path of this horrible beast find some kind of Peace and Comfort in your days ahead.. God Bless & You Will Be In My Heart, Thoughts & Prayers Forever!!
blessthe families wrote:
I dont know why in the world anyone would buy a trailor a doublewide or singlewide some people think oh since i got a doublewide i'm ok but lord children a doublewide is 2 single wides put together .They are so dangerous in storms i know homes can be torn apart also but you have more chance of dying in a trailor .
God bless these families and give them comfort.
House

London, KY

#210 Mar 3, 2012
Right now we all need to focus on God. Let's stick together, help each other, and be there for one another. There is no time for arguing or fighting, our brothers and sisters need us.
concerned

Brodhead, KY

#211 Mar 3, 2012
edavis2112 wrote:
please if anybody knows please let me know i live in chicago and am so worried
my husband was out clearing debris helping with rescue and recovery last night til 4:00.he said there were alot of casualities.there is a womasn and her grandchild missing from the area you asked about.it was hit by the tornado but I'm not sure of the extent of the damage.hope this helps.
concerned

Kittanning, PA

#212 Mar 3, 2012
edavis2112 wrote:
please if anybody knows please let me know i live in chicago and am so worried
This area was hit very hard I live in EB and my husbands uncle's home and his cousins home was destroyed. Praying for the ones that lost everything and the ones they cannot find, and the families that have lost loved ones due to this tornado.
sad

Sesser, IL

#213 Mar 3, 2012
oh how sad that all of these people lost their lives or was hurt from the tornado, I am praying for everyone. It is so hard to lose a loved one.
Lives here

London, KY

#214 Mar 3, 2012
Stacy wrote:
Distant Family,
Unfortunately it was after dark when these storms hit and so there was no funnel cloud spotted by storm spotters. That doesn't mean it wasn't one. The weather service will come out and survey the damage and they have certain signs they look for to determine whether it was tornado or strong winds. I would say that would this much destruction that it was more than likely a tornado but will have to wait for the official call because of no official sighting.
Yes tornadoes were seen
praying

London, KY

#215 Mar 3, 2012
Praying for everyone. I hope the ones that they cannot find just went with someone for shelter from the storm. Oh how I pray!
2-cents

London, KY

#216 Mar 3, 2012
someone wrote:
This is a bit off topic but where I work today we received an email from the owners saying we have to see a tornado before we can take shelter. the tornado siren sounding is not enough reason to stop working. We had a tornado nearly come down on a hospital about 8pm which is only about 1/3 mile away. we have had these weather conditions 2 days this week so far and I now greatly fear for my and my co-workers lifes.
Your manager isn't taking these warnings seriously....maybe he or she will now ..after the news.
Lori

Fishers, IN

#217 Mar 3, 2012
listen retards wrote:
read the motha friggin thread... EB was hit not london, you morons... stop asking about places in london... and lily and sublimity which are no where clost to east bernstadt
London was hit.........moron! Just ask folks down on Hawkcreek Road
tinky1966

West Lafayette, IN

#218 Mar 3, 2012
Looking for anyone that may know the status of Laurel Branch Rd in EB. Specifically checking on the well being of Euegene Eversole and/or any of his family. Gene is my uncle and I've lost contact with him. If anyone has any info on that area, please let me know.
Actually

United States

#219 Mar 3, 2012
Lori wrote:
<quoted text>London was hit.........moron! Just ask folks down on Hawkcreek Road
HawkCreek Road looked bad all the way at the end of it, a house was completely gone.
Hawk Creek Rd

London, KY

#220 Mar 3, 2012
Has anyone heard news of Hawk Creek Ridge Rd this morning
a friend

Kittanning, PA

#221 Mar 3, 2012
Anybody know anything about eric allen
londonboy

Morehead, KY

#222 Mar 3, 2012
Distant Family wrote:
Folks, a question - can anyone actually confirm seeing a funnel cloud in the area? I'm reading the press releases and media coverage that's available, and everyone is saying "devastating storms" but no one seems to confirm a tornado. T-storms sometimes dump straight-line winds that do just as much damage as a twister. Not that it makes much difference to the poor folks in its path....
we were standing in our front yard and through the lighting strikes we did see a funnel cloud on the ground moving from west to the east in the area of east Bernstadt ky

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