TAYLOR COUNTY, Ky. — Jason May has lived on Red Fern Road for nearly 10 years but now the road is blocked off due to the extensive damage from the recent storm. 

What You Need To Know

  • EF-1 tornado confirmed in Taylor County

  • Taylor County man’s workshop leveled after storm

  • Jason May cleaning up debris with family after tornado


“I yelled very sternly for everybody to get in the bathroom and once we got in there after yelling like that all I thought was to tell everybody that I loved them because I didn't want that to be the last thing they heard when I yelled,” May said.

May is now spending his days helping his former stepfather clean up what used to be his workshop and is now leveled after winds as fast as 110 miles per hour blew through the town.

The aftermath of May's former stepfather's workshop after the EF-1 tornado. (Spectrum News 1/Erin Wilson)

“Actually he was having some car trouble because that's why his other vehicle was not parked down here,” May said. “I had seen the pictures before I had got down here but the pictures just don't do it justice.”

Although May's home is livable and has minor damages he says his neighbors weren’t as lucky.

“I don't understand how the house across the street from us being built that was almost completed is completely finished but the house that was framed up behind me is still there,” May said. “So you don't know, you just don't know.” 

May is hoping for the best in the upcoming days.

“I hope everything can get back to normal soon because school starts back in two days, work starts back tomorrow for everybody and it’s kind of hard when you're not at home, you're in somebody else's home and you don't know for how long,” May said.

May is currently staying with family until power can be restored at his home.