Multiple waves of Sunday storms kill at least two, leave 200K-plus without power

Republished from WEKU.

Multiple waves of storms rolled across Kentucky Sunday, killing at least two and leaving many without power. Samantha Michlowitz is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.

“The first wave moved through in the afternoon. And we had about 50 reports all over the region so far, of trees down, powerlines down. We have about 200,000 people in the state without power. And that’s homes, not just people. So obviously, that number would be larger.”

Michlowitz said the second wave, hours later, led to a similar number of reports, and investigators are looking into possible tornados in four counties.

“We do have some survey teams out right now in Grayson and Butler, and Warren counties in southern Kentucky. And potentially we will look at a spot in Russellville, which is Logan County.”

Michlowitz said one of the two fatalities was in Mercer County, where a person was killed when a tree fell on a home.

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