Three dead after severe weather in western Kentucky

Published: Feb. 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM EST
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There's major damage throughout the Commonwealth after severe weather hit Kentucky on Saturday. The National Weather Service confirms eight tornadoes hit Kentucky this weekend. Three people are reported to have died.

There were two confirmed tornadoes in Logan County, and one each in Warren, McCracken, Calloway, Garrard, and Green counties.

The Logan County Sheriff says an elderly woman was killed when she was hit by debris in the 900 block of Dot Road during a storm that moved through after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities identified the victim as 79-year-old Dallas Jane Combs. They added her husband had been outside putting plastic up to keep rain out of the home when he was blown into the basement area. He was able to avoid injury.

On Saturday, the National Weather Service says that preliminary evidence shows that the area was hit by a 400-yard-wide EF-2 tornado with 135 mph maximum winds.

In Simpson County, the sheriff's office says 69-year-old Kenneth Boren died after his car was submerged in water.

In Union County, officials with the Henderson Fire Department Dive Team say they recovered the body of 77-year-old Joseph Lee Nally in a submerged car. According to

, the vehicle ran off the road into a flooded ditch on KY 359, near Hitesville Road.

NWS will continue damage assessments Monday in Casey and Garrard counties to see if a tornado touched down.