Kentucky residences prepare for cold weather Sunday night following severe storms Saturday

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  • Andy Beshear
    63rd governor of Kentucky

The state of Kentucky is continuing to address the severe weather system that hit Western, Eastern and South Central Kentucky Saturday, according to a release from the Office of Gov. Andy Beshear.

Beshear declared a State of Emergency Saturday in response to the heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds that swept across the state.

The storms left several communities with loss of power, flooding and property damage. According to the release, Kentucky faced 75 roadway closures throughout the day.

The press release from the governor's office Sunday said that no fatalities or injuries from the storms have been reported so far.

As of Sunday, the National Weather Service confirmed four tornadoes in Bowling Green, Union City, Campbellsville, and one northwest of Glasgow in Barren County.

NWS is still conducting tornado surveys in Warren, Barren, Hart, Marion, Taylor, Madison and Christian Counties.

Beshear warned Kentucky residence to continue to monitor weather as snow and freezing temperatures enter the region in the evening.

"We are urging Kentuckians in impacted areas to please stay off the roads as much as possible tonight, " Beshear said in the release. "Cold temperatures and the possibility of snowfall, combined with wet roads and standing water, are expected to create even more hazardous road conditions."

According to the release, the State of Emergency Operations Center remains active.

The severe weather comes just two weeks after a tornado ripped-through Western Kentucky, killing 74 and destroying over 1,000 properties.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Gov. Beshear warns Kentuckians to monitor cold weather Sunday

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