Number killed in the weekend floods in Kentucky and Missouri

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Several people have been killed in the weekend floods spawned by the remnants of last week’s Tropical Storm Gordon.

Louisville, Kentucky, Metro police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the Courier Journal a cab was submerged by flooding on Saturday evening after the rising water stalled the car. The driver was later found dead. The driver’s identity was not immediately released.

Morehead, Kentucky, Mayor Jim Tom Trent tweeted Sunday afternoon that a city the child was swept into a culvert by the rushing water. Trent tweeted later that nearly 50 first responders would continue to search for the child on Monday.

And on Friday, a sheriff’s deputy in western Missouri has died after his patrol car was swept away by the water. It happened in the Real Forest, about 180 miles (290 kilometers southwest of St. Louis.

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