2 People, Including 79-Year-Old Woman, Killed in Thunderstorms in Kentucky

At least two people in Kentucky were killed Saturday when severe thunderstorms blew through the state, Gov. Matt Bevin tweeted.

“We have lost two fellow Kentuckians today due to severe weather events in the western part of our state, he wrote. “The potential for similar weather continues to move into Kentucky overnight. Please take weather watches/warnings seriously, and stay safe.”

Bevin didn’t say where the people were killed.

A severe thunderstorm blew through parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, causing damage to structures and killing at least two people. (Credit: WTVF via CNN)

A severe thunderstorm blew through parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, causing damage to structures and killing at least two people. (Credit: WTVF via CNN)

A 79-year-old woman died when she was hit by debris in her southwestern Kentucky home, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office said.

The county’s emergency management office said some structures, including barns and grain bins, were damaged.

In Robertson County, on the other side of the border with Tennessee, there were also reports of overturned vehicles, windows blown out, and downed trees.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of Kentucky and Tennessee until 2 a.m. CT (3 a.m. ET).