- Hopkinsville, Kentucky was struck by a possible tornado that knocked out power lines and caused damage.
- After storms that raged over the area, water rescues continued in several Kentucky counties.
A severe weather event was predicted to hit the South and cause damage, prompting water rescues on New Year’s Day.
As the storm system moves eastward, there are flooding, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes.
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Here are the most recent updates:
Possible Tornado Damages Buildings in Kentucky
A tornado possibly destroying buildings in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, caused power lines to be knocked down and damaged buildings on the east side. Officials advised residents to avoid the downtown area and stay off the roads.
Kentucky is currently undergoing high water rescues
As floodwaters rose in Green County, central Kentucky, multiple water rescues were required. Video showed people waiting for rescue on a flood road.
WLKY reports that a woman had to hold on to a tree to escape her car after it was swept away.
Others needed help in Pike County, which is in the easternmost part of the state. Kentucky Today reported that the water reached a height high enough to reach homes and churches.