Storm kills at least two people in Kentucky


As of 12 p.m. Sunday, National Weather Service survey teams confirmed "at least" EF-2 tornado damage with max winds of 120 miles per hour on the east side of Clarksville near I-24 and Rossview Road and in Logan County, Kentucky an EF-2 touchdown with max winds of 135 miles per hour.

In south central Kentucky, the body of a male was recovered from a vehicle submerged in floodwater in a creek near the community of Franklin on Saturday, the Simpson County Sheriff's Office said.

Tornado warnings were issued for Todd and Christian counties in Kentucky after 2 p.m. Saturday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said Combs' husband was outside the house when the unconfirmed tornado hit.

Strong winds damaged the Eagle Crossing apartment complex in Hopkinsville, displacing 170 residents, reported NewsChannel 5 in Nashville.

Transportation officials said Interstate 64 in parts of Kentucky were closed in both directions Sunday due to high water.

Storm crews have confirmed an EF2 tornado struck in south central Kentucky where a woman died at her home.

Widespread flooding was reported throughout the state in low-lying areas, she said, forcing many roads to close.

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The storms were caused by a system associated with a cold front moving east, which caused flood watches and warnings to be issued across multiple states as of Sunday morning while a wind advisory remained in effect for almost all of Lower Michigan.

"We remind our citizens across the Commonwealth as they begin assessment and clean-up, there are still flooding dangers even though the storm activity has passed".

In a Facebook post, the lawman added that many homes in northeast Arkansas had been heavily damaged by the severe weather.

The National Weather Service said it was sending crews to survey damage in a section of central Tennessee.

Louisville had major problems with road closures due to flooding, according to the city's and authorities' Facebook pages.

The National Weather Service reports Logan County got a second tornado, an EF-1, that was on the ground for about a minute. Heavy rain also spread into the Northeast, which caused greater flooding fears.

"Now that a state of emergency has been declared and price gouging laws are in full effect, we will be on the lookout for any instances of price gouging including, generators, building supplies, chainsaws, hotel rooms and other necessary goods and services at an exorbitant price in a time of disaster", he said.

Parts of the Kentucky also dealt with massive flooding.