June 23, 2011 - 5:53pm
We old-timers couldn't help but harken back to that terrible day-April 3, 1974-when Louisville was hit by a monster F4 twister. I remember it like it was yesterday.
Yesterday’s spate of bad weather was certainly a frightening experience for folks here in Derby City, and we are all thankful that there were no deaths or injuries, and the horses staying at Churchill Downs were unharmed. Animal lovers braved the elements to rush out to the Metro Animal...
June 23, 2011 - 10:51am
Tornado hits Churchill Downs. Video included of Churchill's morning press conference regarding current damage and racing plans. News just came in that racing will resume Friday with Downs After Dark to run as scheduled.
A series of severe storms passed through the Louisville area last night with the historic Churchill Downs race track suffering much damage. Before many residents even knew a tornado warning had been issued in the area, Darren Rogers, Senior Director of Communications & Media Services for...
July 29, 2012 - 6:54pm
I captured some photos of dark cloud wall approaching and cycling over lower Highlands while avoiding a cramped basement full of panicky children (and their parents).
June 23, 2011 - 3:04am
Damage initially seems to lie through the middle of Jefferson County with Churchill Downs reportedly suffering severe damage to horse barns.
What started out as an average summer day with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, quickly turned into an atypical summer day with an unusual and seemingly unannounced tornado outbreak with very little lead time.Initially, a very small thunderstorm turned tornadic, crossing the county from west...
July 29, 2012 - 7:05pm
Let's just hope nobody followed one particular piece of advice
A friend of mine, who takes some classes at Indiana University Southeast, got a funny voicemail and email from the school during yesterday afternoon's tornado warning. Most of the alert was fine, informing students to "take cover immediately on the lowest level of your building away from...