Andy Beshear, Kentucky Governor declared a state-of-emergency on Saturday due to powerful storms that ripped through Kentucky. These storms caused flash floods, power outages, and property damage, including a possible tornado in Hopkinsville. There were no immediate reports that there had been any deaths or injuries. Three weeks ago, more than 90 people were killed in the region by deadly tornadoes. Much of Kentucky was under flood warnings as of Saturday afternoon. A tornado watch was in effect for large parts of eastern Kentucky and portions of Tennessee, Arkansas Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama.
According to the Kentucky governor’s office, flash flooding caused many road closures and water rescues in the central and southern parts of the state. The heavy rains continued throughout the day in large parts of Kentucky. A cold front followed, which could complicate emergency response efforts. A tornado may have damaged several downtown businesses in Hopkinsville in southwestern Kentucky. WTVF-TV reported that a Family Dollar shop was destroyed and that the roof at a Marathon gas station had collapsed into a park. The station reported that roof damage was also evident in nearby buildings and that there were numerous downed power lines.
According to the governor’s Office, Taylor County was another possible location for a tornado to hit. A number of homes were also damaged. It is shocking that severe weather is returning just weeks after the deadly tornadoes struck Western Kentucky. Beshear released a statement saying that some counties have been affected.
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