Before I left my job in Maysville for my family's trip to visit my mother in Eastern Kentucky, I took a final look at the current radar. It was 3:30 pm and there was a strong line of thunderstorms passing through Indianapolis and sweeping southeast.
While I was not directly affected, I was house sitting that week for my cousins. The next morning after the tornadoes, before any photos and really any news releases, I headed to Lexington to pick my cousins up from the airport. At this point I didn't know what had been damaged near me.