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SLIDESHOW -- Damage reported after storms move through the Louisville area

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A section of Newburg Road (from Bashford Manor Lane to Champions Trace Lane) is shut down due to power lines being down. A section of Newburg Road (from Bashford Manor Lane to Champions Trace Lane) is shut down due to power lines being down.
The Rural/Metro Corporation building on Gilmore Industrial Blvd., where ambulances are housed, suffered significant damage during the storms, when one of the walls collapsed. The Rural/Metro Corporation building on Gilmore Industrial Blvd., where ambulances are housed, suffered significant damage during the storms, when one of the walls collapsed.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Power is being restored and cleanup is well underway throughout Louisville after Wednesday afternoon's severe thunderstorm brought wind and water damage.

Metrosafe dispatchers confirmed that a child was hurt after a tree fell on him near the corner of Rudy Lane and Deerfield Lane.  

The child was headed home on a scooter when a tree fell across Deerfield Road and a large branch struck him, police said.

Four neighbors rushed out to rescue him, and used a car jack to lift the tree branch off of the child. They then called emergency responders. The Saint Matthews Fire Department, the Saint Matthews Police Department and the Louisville Metro Police Department all responded.

The child was initially transported to Baptist Hospital East, then to Kosair Children's Hospital. A Norton Healthcare spokesperson said the child was in critical condition.

WDRB's Tamara Evans reported that a section of Newburg Road (from Bashford Manor Lane to Champions Trace Lane) was shut down due to power lines being down. Two wooden poles snapped and the lines are hanging close to the road.

The Rural/Metro Corporation building on Gilmore Industrial Blvd., where ambulances are housed, suffered significant damage during the storms, when one of the walls collapsed.

Taylor Blvd. between Colorado and Central was blocked off after several trees fell down, blocking the road and landing in several front yards.  Part of nearby Larchmont Ave. was also hard-hit.  You can see a slideshow from those areas by clicking on the "filmstrip" above. 

UPS had two aircraft that were damaged during the severe weather.

Mike Mangeot, a UPS spokesman, says a 767 and a MD 11 were both damaged. He described the damage as "fairly minor."

The 767 aircraft should have been repaired in a matter of hours.

The MD 11 was called "unflyable" and will take a day or longer to fix.

The slideshow attached to this story shows cleanup efforts along Larchmont, Montana and Utah Avenues west of Taylor Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.  WDRB web producer Dave Creek reported the streets were blocked by limbs, wires and later -- repair crews -- for several hours.  What's believed to be straight-line wind damage comes from a storm that produced wind gusts as high as 64 m.p.h. just before 3 p.m. in the area, according to the National Weather Service.

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The National Weather Service office in Louisville has reported several instances of damage around the area:

Trees and lines are down in Floyds Knobs, Ind., and some power outages were reported. 

Several large tree limbs, as much as 10 inches in diameter, have been reported down south of Brandenburg, Ky., in Meade County.

Trees are down and roof damage is scattered throughout the Newburg and Bashford Manor neighborhoods in Louisville.

Trees are down in Pekin and Corydon, Ind., and in Campbellsville, Ky.

Neighbors reported dime-size hail in Jeffersonville, Ind., and Bardstown, Ky.

The National Weather Service compiled a list of trouble spots reported throughout the afternoon.  Read it at http://1.usa.gov/13OzcqA.

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