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#1 JDGuy445 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 05:50 AM

Yesterday, this farm was hit hard by an EF-2 tornado. A friend of mine would often go over here to film and what not. Really devastating and just a sad sight to see. One of the largest dairies in the area and they just happened to get hit head on.

http://www.wbko.com/...-210912361.html

 

Daniel, how are you guys holding up out there? We were in a tornado watch for awhile, but it looks like nothing hit.

 

P.S. my friend is the one that took these pictures. Credit goes to him.

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:16 AM

You scared me for a minute, I was worred Daniel was involved in the mess! 

 

I can't imagine how the farmer feels, 15 seconds and its all gone!

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:43 AM

Oh, my! I feel for those folks. Dairy farming is hard enough without that kind of stuff being added.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:15 AM

Any cattle lost?



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:53 AM

I know of this dairy, south of Bowling Green, Ky, and sure feel bad/sad for them.  No loss of life, human nor cattle fortunately, as reported so far. One home, then as to the dairy, just the shop/office, some machinery & vehicles and some adjacent barns damaged, but not destroyed.  4 injuries, but not serious.

 

I got the following email this morning from my Ky Ag specialist:

 

As many of you know, Robey dairy in Logan County was hit by an F2 tornado yesterday.  The milk parlor and free stalls were not damaged.  However, Lee’s parent’s home was destroyed but they are okay.  The farm shop and office was destroyed along with some equipment and vehicles.   Some adjacent barns were damaged but there are no reports of loss of animals from what we have been told.  The area was cordoned off due to a break in the natural gas line that runs thru that area.  News reports state that 4 people were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

 

Please keep the Robey family and others who were affected by the storms  in your thoughts and prayers. 


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:57 AM

We had nothing at all here other than some rain.  It got rather nasty just 18 miles from here yesterday, but not heard if there was actually a tornado which the weathermen thought by the radar.  Trees down & some building damage was confirmed.



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 08:14 AM

Well I am glad that there was no loss of life.  Having lost most of what I had worked for due to flood a few years ago, I can relate to what these people are going through.   When your down to nothing , nothing can get you through but  your faith and hard work.They will be in my prayers.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 09:55 AM

I'm sure glad no one lost their life and seems like some minor injuries.  I agree dairy farming is hard enough with out any additional stress like this.  We'll keep those folks in out thought's & prayers



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 09:59 AM

Very scary!  I hope that get the help they need to recover quickly from this. Does insurance cover tornado damage?



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 10:34 AM

I was a bit worried myself seeing the heading! Like everyone else said, I am just glad there was no loss of life! Thoughts and prayers to all affected.



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 11:07 AM

   We're about 110 miles from the Robey dairy, and we were watching the sky light up from that storm from our front porch.  Was a constant display of bright sky.  Now I read some cattle were killed, as well as some horses, and more likely will have to be put down. Not sure if any from the dairy though.

 

Here's one news video:  Channel 5 News


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 11:45 AM

Very short video of the tornado.

 


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:40 PM


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 08:33 AM

Just got an update that 4 horses were killed that were near the shop. They do plan on rebuilding. Garnett Farms, another large grain operation that is about 50 miles away came to help with their equipment.






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