Two people have been reported dead yesterday in severe weather in Kentucky, officials said. The Logan County Sheriff says an elderly woman has died after a tornado ripped through Logan County and Simpson County, the sheriff’s office says a man died after his car was submerged in water.
Damaging winds, heavy rain, and flash flooding were expected through the night. While a quick isolated spin-up tornado is possible in the state, far western Kentucky faces the greatest threat. With an additional 1-3 inches possible last night, and an already super saturated ground, flooding issues will likely arise.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin tweeted about the deaths last night, writing that “the potential for similar weather continues to move into Kentucky overnight.”
Another death was reported in Arkansas. An 83-year-old man was inside his mobile home when the wind picked it up and rolled it into a pond and the man drowned, the Clay County Coroner and Sheriff’s Department said yesterday.
About 50 miles away, the weather service said the roof was blown off a hotel in Osceola, about 160 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee.