Many Hodgenville residents were awakened just before 6 a.m. Thursday by a severe thunderstorm.
A cold front brought microburst winds of 68 miles per hour, according to LaRue County Dispatch. It was accompanied by sleet and rain.
The National Weather Service defines a microburst as a “downdraft or sinking air in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale.”
Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, “they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce.”