BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) – At 4:02 a.m., three T-hangars and an estimated 14-25 airplanes were destroyed by Friday night’s tornado.

Gov. Andy Beshear said at least 70-100 deaths have been reported across multiple counties.

Boyle County Director of Emergency Management, Mike Wilder, has reported no deaths in the county from the impact of what has yet to be confirmed as a “tornado.”

“Some of the other structures that were damaged were caused by straight-line winds,” Wilder said.

Wilder spoke with airplane owners about how the loss of their airplanes has affected them.

“They were devastated that their investment in this airplane could be gone in that short of period of time,” Wilder said.

One private airplane flipped upside down at the Boyle County FBO. (Danielle Miskell)

When asked about any shelters in place, Wilder stated there were none and were most likely would not be necessary. Still, there’s significant damage across the county.

“We’ve got power outages, we’ve got some partial roofs off, trees limbs down, actually had some high water issues as well on the west end of our county, but the airport is the biggest problem we’ve got right now,” Wilder said. “Whoever heard of a tornado of this degree in December? And we just had one last week here in Kentucky, so it’s kind of frightening that we’re even having the tornados now in December.”

In spite of the damages, emergency management felt prepared for what came. The county’s code red warning system alerted people via phone and texts overnight as well.

“We have 16 outdoor warning sirens in our county which we certainly detonated last night as well, from all indications, it worked exactly as it was supposed to,” Wilder said.

Another side of the local airport where debris from the hangars and airplanes are scattered everywhere. (Danielle Miskell)

Mr. Wilder has previous experience with tornadoes in Boyle County.

“Well, as a matter of fact, I was involved in the 1974 tornado that came through Boyle County, and we had a fatality. That’s about the only thing I could tell that comes close to this,” Wilder said.

Authorities confirmed that The National Guard would be coming on-site to help secure the perimeters of the airport.

On behalf of Boyle County, Wilder wanted to send a message to western Kentucky:

“We just want to send our hearts and prayers out to the people in Western Kentucky. What we have in Boyle County is very minimal compared to what they’re going through down there. I’ve talked to some folks, my co-hearts, down there this morning some that said you would have to be down there to see what the devastation was to really comprehend it. So we want to send our thoughts and prayers out to them, and the families, the first responders, everyone dealing with the devastation down in western Kentucky.”