Woman, child drown as heavy rain

brings flooding to Texas

DALLAS (AP) — A woman and her young child have drowned after their car was swept into a flooded culvert in Fort Worth amid heavy rainfall across North Texas and other parts of the state.

Fort Worth police officer Jimmy Pollozani says the car had stalled in floodwaters Saturday near the culvert. He says passing vehicles created waves that pushed the car into the culvert, submerging it.

The bodies of the woman, who was in her 20s, and her 2-year-old were later recovered.

The soil already was saturated from rain in recent days, causing heavy rainfall that began Friday to overwhelm creeks and turn streets into streams.

The National Weather Service issued flash-flood watches for parts of the state.

Up to 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain was forecast for areas around San Antonio.

Suspected tornado in western Kentucky

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A suspected tornado touched down in western Kentucky and caused moderate to severe damage to three homes.

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the suspected tornado moved through western Daviess County, near Stanley, on Saturday afternoon as the storm downed trees and pushed vehicles together. No injuries were reported.

Daviess County authorities spotted and tracked the rotation as it touched down.

Indiana’s WFIE-TV reports that at one point on Saturday, there were more than 1,500 people without power because of the storms.