Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said at least two tornadoes caused by the storm tore through his state’s western region on Friday. He said come on social media that at least two people died from bad weather but did not provide other details.
In addition to hurricanes, Bashir said thunderstorms in Kentucky generated winds of 80 miles per hour.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said on social media that at least three people died in the storm in the state, though it did not provide details.
A man died in Arkansas when flood waters washed it away in a river in full, according to the state’s Scott County Sheriff’s Department.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said on Friday social media that one person was killed by overnight storms that kicked up high winds, though he didn’t provide any other details.
More than 1.4 million homes and businesses were without power in states affected by the storm, according to data from PowerAutage.com.