At least 7 tornadoes hit Kentucky on Wednesday

At least seven tornadoes touched down Wednesday night in Louisville and around Kentucky, the local National Weather Service confirmed.

Four of the tornadoes reached at least EF-1 intensity, according to NWS Louisville, while three other weaker tornadoes were recorded at EF-0 levels. Investigations continued Friday to determine where the tornadoes began and ended.

A single tornado touched down in Louisville, touching down an area near Fern Creek in southeast Jefferson County.

Three tornadoes have been confirmed in Shelby County, according to the weather agency’s social media posts – two at EF-1 levels and one EF-0. An EF-1 tornado caused damage in LaRue County, while two more EF-0 tornadoes were detected in Spencer County.

Local meteorologist Ryan Sharp said all investigations in Jefferson County were completed Friday morning, although other investigations in the state are still ongoing.

More news on the storm:Jefferson County Public Schools will resume classes on Friday

Sharp said the Weather Service is still analyzing some wind damage in Grayson County near Caneyville. Crews will analyze the start and end locations of the damage to see if the winds would have made up a separate tornado, he said.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher declared a state of emergency Thursday morning to speed up recovery efforts in storm-affected areas

No one in Jefferson County was injured or killed, he said, which Fischer attributed to “residents heeding the warnings and alerts and taking the necessary steps to protect themselves and their families.”

Watch:Aerial footage of storm damage in Louisville after the EF-1 tornado hit the city

A number of homes in Louisville’s Glenmary Subdivision were damaged, however, with Fern Creek Fire Chief Nathan Mulvey estimating Thursday morning that at least 15 families were temporarily displaced.

Jefferson County Public Schools were back in session Friday after classes were canceled Thursday morning due to power outages at a dozen schools, as well as debris on the roads that would have made it difficult to transport students.

The district said the school calendar committee will request that the missed day of school be forgiven so that the last day of classes remains May 26, a decision to be made by the Jefferson County School Board.

Contact Ana Rocío Álvarez Bríñez at [email protected]; follow her on Twitter at @SoyAnaAlvarez

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