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Strong winds leave behind damage

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---On Thursday afternoon it was obvious just how strong the wind was, from traffic lights swaying above cars, to trees taking a major hit. 

On Lydia Street in Louisville, a tree which caught fire months ago was no match for the weather.

It went toppling into two homes, leaving minor damage to one, and damaging the roof of the other.

  Part of a temporary walkway tunnel in front of Whiskey Row along Main Street overturned, taking a portable bathroom with it.

First responders stayed busy throughout the evening checking on reports of damage.

Lisa James was nearby when a tree fell into her neighbor's home.

"It was a loud boom," says Lisa James.  

William Cornett got the news while he was at work.

"Got a phone call that a tree had come down and taken off the back half of my trailer," says William Cornett.

Although they've fixed it for the night, the trailer off Orell Road in the Valley Station area will take major work before it's completely fixed.

"Two of the walls are shot. The wires are ripped out. One of the bathtubs that had the master bath is damaged," says William Cornett.

They're just thankful nobody was injured when the tree came toppling down.

Throughout the day and evening there were also reports of LG&E customers, as well as Duke Energy customers, who were without power.

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