Tornado derails 4th of July fun

LOUISA, Ky. (WLEX) Severe weather hit parts of Eastern Kentucky Monday afternoon.

Reports of a tornado touching down at a Walmart store were widely reported on social media.

There was significant damage to the Walmart and vehicles in the store’s parking lot.

A fireworks booth was also knocked over.

“It literally looked like a funnel in the sky. There it was coming over that mountain, it was filled, you could see it coming down,” said Brandon Lincoln, the TNT Fireworks manager. “There was shrapnel everywhere as you can see. I mean trees broken down, poles were snapping.”

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