Twisters take lives in central Kentucky


Central Kentucky - A Kentucky emergency official says seven people are confirmed dead in Kentucky after brutal storms raced across the state, leaving a wide trail of destruction.

Muhlenberg County Deputy Coroner Jeff Greenwood says a couple and their adult daughter died at a trailer park in Powderly.

Rescue efforts are continuing.

Muhlenberg County and Central City have both declared states of emergency. A state of emergency has also been declared in Monroe County in the community of Gamaliel.

A Kentucky Division of Emergency Management spokesman in Frankfort says Central City has asked for 30 National Guardsmen to help with road control.

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management spokesman Buddy Rogers says four people died in Allen County near the Tennessee border in the communities of Holland and Amos near Austin-Tracy.

Damage assessment teams from the National Weather Service will be out in the hardest hit areas of South Central Kentucky today to survey the destruction and determine the severity of the storms.

Several school systems are closed today due to high water, fallen trees and power lines across the area. Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown appears to have taken a direct hit from a possible tornado and is closed until further notice.

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