Midwest tornadoes kill 19, Madison County escapes major damage

May 27—Kentuckians anxiously watched the weather radar over the weekend to monitor oncoming storms.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear also declared a state of emergency at 12:07 a.m. Monday, citing "multiple reports of wind damage and tornadoes."

The storms traced a trail of destruction through the midwest, killing at least 19 people and injuring hundreds more, including two in Kentucky.

While there was a path of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kentucky, the storms had weakened by the time they reached Madison County.

Richmond Parks and Recreation gave status updates following the storms, noting "several reports of damage in the parks."

According to the updates, Million Park off Stratford Dr is closed due to a downed power line, the third base dugout at Lake Reba's Revel Field was damaged and is currently being repaired by crews, Camp Catalpa Park is open after being closed due to fallen trees.

Paradise Cover was also closed on Sunday. The Parks update advised that people who visit the pool should avoid a barricaded area with a damaged shade structure.

Madison County Deputy Judge Executive Jill Williams also confirmed that, while crews had cleaned up some fallen trees and limbs, no other damage has been reported to emergency services.