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At least two tornadoes moved through southern Kentucky Saturday

 Saturday's tornado in Warren County ripped off part of hotel room near I-65 in Bowling Green.
Lisa Autry
WKU Public Radio
Saturday's tornado in Warren County ripped off part of hotel room near I-65 in Bowling Green.

Tornadoes were confirmed in Logan, Todd, and Warren counties. The tornado that hit Logan and Todd came to the commonwealth from northern Tennessee, where at least six people died.

Parts of southern Kentucky experienced a bad case of déjà vu over the weekend, as strong storms and tornadoes hit the region—almost two years to the day after the state suffered the deadliest tornado outbreak in its history.

At least two tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service.

The first began Saturday in northern Tennessee, causing death and destruction in the Clarksville and Nashville areas, before moving across the border into Logan and Todd counties in southern Kentucky.

A second, smaller tornado was also confirmed in Warren County. It reached speeds of 90 miles-per-hour and was listed as an EF-1.

Roof damage, downed trees, and broken power lines were seen across southern Kentucky.

The roof of a Super 8 Hotel in Bowling Green near Interstate-65 was blown off, dozens of residents gathered in tornado shelters, and thousands of residents throughout the region lost power—but in most cases, not for long.

Several roadways in Logan and Todd counties were blocked by downed trees and flooding Saturday.

Two years ago on the same weekend, an EF-4 tornado ripped through parts of western and southern Kentucky, causing catastrophic damage in a number of towns, and causing 58 deaths.

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