Robertson County Cleaning Up After Three Tornadoes Touch Down

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

It was a night some Robertson County residents will not soon forget. Tornadoes touched down across the county, leaving paths of destruction that can be seen for miles.

Thursday the community came together to clean-up and share stories.

"I've never been around a tornado before in my life just seen one on T.V.," Robertson Maurice Yezak said.

But Wednesday night Maurice got a front row seat to not just one, not two, but three tornadoes.

"Joseph was on the back porch and he said 'you hear the roar dad'? That's a tornado, and sure enough you could see the swirling of the objects," Maurice Yezak said.

"It was kind of nervous, but at the same time it was just something to see the power of the tornado, it was awesome really," Joseph Yezak said.

What wasn't so "awesome" was the damage and destruction the funnels left behind.
Trees were toppled, and even a tractor shed was completely torn apart.

Now Joseph and his family are trying to pick up the pieces.

"It's a mess, I knew it was going to be rough but I didn't figure this bad. It looks a lot worse in day light than it did last night," Joseph Yezak said.

Clean-up crews were out in full force throughout the day, but they were up against a tall order. Hauling off century old trees, debris and branches scattered across yards.

"We had a 4X6 go in through the back wall into the house, and a lot of trees. I had a shed over here but it's gone. It blew away," Robertson County Resident Leslie Wills said.

Although twisted metal now hangs from power wires, and trees that once stood tall are now flat on their sides, one resounding theme can be heard from residents: it could have been much worse.

"I'm just glad nobody got hurt," Will said.

"It just brings you to reality what can happen," Maurice Yezak said.

Although property was damaged, there have been no reports of any injuries. Just a lot of close calls.

Officials with the county say right now they estimate the damage from last night's twisters to be several thousands of dollars.


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