Deaths reported in severe weather in Kentucky, officials say

Remigio Civitarese
Febbraio 25, 2018

Two people are reported to have died after severe weather hit Kentucky on Saturday.

In Robertson County, on the other side of the border with Tennessee, there were also reports of overturned vehicles, windows blown out, and downed trees.

In Logan County, Kentucky, the sheriff confirmed an elderly woman was killed when she was hit by debris in the 900 block of Dot Road during a storm that moved through after 4 p.m. Saturday.

About 50 miles away, the weather service said the roof was blown off a hotel in Osceola, about 160 miles north of Memphis, Tenn. Fox17 says at least a dozen homes were damaged in one Montgomery County subdivision. No immediate reports of injuries.

Tornado warnings were issued for Todd and Christian counties in Kentucky after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed an executive order earlier Saturday declaring a state of emergency ahead of the anticipated storms and flooding in parts of southern Missouri.

The watch is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday for most of Arkansas and in northeastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Louisiana.

A levee breach along the Kankakee River in northwestern in has local officials urging about 30 homeowners to evacuate. Heavy rain and flooding is also possible. He says some local residents tried to sandbag the breach "to get it under control, but it just got bigger and bigger". Local firefighters were called to help them, but eventually everyone had to pull out for their own safety.

The weather service says record flooding was occurring along the Kankakee following several days of heavy rains and snowmelt that have sent streams out of their banks from the Ohio River to MI and Wisconsin.

The National Weather Service says record flooding was occurring along the Kankakee following several days of heavy rains and snowmelt that have sent streams out of their banks from the Ohio River to MI and Wisconsin.

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