Posted: Mar 2, 2012 8:35 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2012 8:41 PM
Devastating news out of Morgan County tonight. Multiple fatalities have been reported. Officials say many people were inside businesses when the storm hit. Vehicles outside flipped and rolled in the heavy wind.
Governor Steve Beshear has authorized the deployment of 50 Kentucky National Guard troops and a mobile Guard unit to Morgan County to assist with storm recovery efforts.
Officials say they are still working to determine how many people have been killed, and how many others have been injured. Reports say that West Liberty has essentially been leveled.
In other counties, the CEOC has confirmed four fatalities in Menifee County and one fatality in Kenton County.
We'll have the latest from West Liberty tonight on LEX 18 News at 11:00pm.