A tornado has damaged several houses in western Kentucky as the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon float above the state and threaten heavy rain and flooding in the Ohio River Valley.
Three homes suffered moderate to severe damage in Stanley, Kentucky on Saturday, when the storm toppled trees and damaged cars. No injuries were reported in the storm.
A metal barn roof was also destroyed, according to the National Meteorological Service.
Video filmed by local resident Ashley Faye Parish and her father shows the funnel cloud that lands in Daviess County, near the Indiana border.
Local resident Ashley Faye Parish and her father (together left) captured a shocking video showing the funnel cloud landing in Daviess County, near the Indiana border
A Kenergy electric cooperative lineman works on a downed power line amidst trees uprooted and a damaged house after a tornado hit Stanley on Saturday in Kentucky.
A wagon and a grill deck lay among fallen trees after a tornado struck Kentucky
"It did not mean disrespect in my publication of this video," Parish explained on Facebook.
"We have always been fascinated by storms, and from where we were, we could not see any structural damage, we are so grateful that no one was hurt, and our prayers are with the family that was impacted," he continued.
The Daviess County authorities also detected and tracked the rotation when it touched down.
At one time on Saturday, according to the WFIE, there were more than 1,500 people without electricity due to the storms.
Most of those affected were in Kentucky, along Highway 60 between Henderson and Owensboro.
Meanwhile, forecasters warn that Gordon's remains could cause heavy rains and floods from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic until the work week.
The remnants of Gordon seem to lead the Ohio River valley from western Kentucky
It is predicted that some areas in Ohio and Pennsylvania will see important rains until Monday
Flood warnings and alerts are in effect for parts of states from Illinois to New York
The flash flood watches have been issued from southern Illinois to Pennsylvania and New York.
The storm system has already caused a breach in the Mississippi Delta late on Friday.
After heavy rains eroded the ground dam at Murdock Lake, Carroll County saw widespread flash floods with water entering some homes, and some farmers said their crops were significantly damaged.
In Missouri, flash floods associated with the storm system killed a deputy sheriff Friday night.
Greene County Deputy Aaron Paul Roberts, 35, had just returned to the service after a 911 call.
Greene County Deputy Aaron Paul Roberts (above) died in a flood Friday night
Rescuers in Missouri are spotted during the search for Roberts, who died Friday night when his car was dragged off the road during the floods associated with the Gordon storm system.
He radioed that his car had been hauled off the road to the Pomme de Terre River in Fair Grove, about 180 miles southwest of St. Louis.
Roberts was found dead inside the car shortly after.
The deputy had worked for the Greene County Sheriff's Office for about a year.
He is survived by a wife and a son, according to a GoFundMe campaign created to raise money for the family.