The damage in this area was surgical it seems! Houses have been decimated and a few feet away, another has not been touched. Massive power outages here. Houses have been completely flattened. There has been a massive rescue/emergency operation underway at the mouth of Middle Creek and US 23, there's an unverified report that a trailer had rolled off a hill with 3 small chidren inside.
Paintsville Wal Mart has been turning people away (closed) due to their skylights being destroyed, according to the people at the door.
The storm's are reportedly over but we're still having very heavy winds at the moment.
Cell sites are inoperable in the Paintsville area. Salyersville's "Restaurant Row" is 90% destroyed according to reports.
WSIP is currently off the air, WKLW is still on the air thanks to an emergency generator. They're utilizing their Facebook page for reporting purposes as well as photo posts:
A massive amount of houses in the Denver, Collista, Rockhouse are have been reportedly decimated. There are numerous reports of fatalies but I can not verify anything.
Reported Knott County has been asking people to stay away from the hospital there unless they are truly injured, supposedly they're overloaded. Once again, this is yet unverified at this time.
This has proven to be a good test run for my disaster preparation, it has shown me some area's in much I'm sadly lacking though.
Powers off at my place, I'm operating from a war driven connection in Paintsville at the moment.
I have yet to hear anything from my girlfriend all day and this evening, just praying that she is alive and well in the wake of this strom!
I can only pray that the reports of fatalities are in error and no lives are lost.