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Storm death confirmed in Crittenden

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The total of known deaths from storms that rolled through the Tri-State stands at 9 on Saturday after a woman's death was confirmed in Crittenden, KY

Authorities in Kentucky say the woman was killed in her car on one of the ramps at the Crittenden exit on I-75 in Grant County.

Ripley County EMA is reporting two people were killed and two others were critically injured as a storm ripped through Holton, Ind. at about 3:40 p.m. The victims are identified as 59 year old Ron Pickett who is a married with one son and Armando Hernandez, who is in his 20's from Mexico who was visiting friends in Ripley County.

Clermont County is reporting three people have been killed . Two men died in Franklin Township north of Felicity.   58-year-old Bill Adkins died at a home on Rudd Road, a private drive on off State Route 133 south of Beech Road.  Two men also died in Bethel.  54-year-old James Prater also died.  Property records list an address for him on state Route 133 just around the corner from Rudd Road.

FOX19 earlier reported a separate pair of deaths in Bethel, but these were in fact the Franklin Township men, who were listed as being from Bethel in news releases from the county.

64 year old Village of Moscow councilwoman Carol Forsee was also killed in Moscow.

The Board of Clermont County Commissioners (BCC) has declared a state of emergency in the county, due to extensive damage across the southern part of Clermont County.  Around 60 homes in Moscow are damaged; some of the homes have only their foundations left.

In Bethel, at least 25 homes were damaged, including at least four that are considered a total loss.

Three people are dead in Piner, KY. Damage was in an east-west line across a number of road in Piner. A man and a woman were found dead in their home and one person was found dead in their car. Piner officials say a couple people are still missing.

Southwest of Piner, dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed in and around Crittenden.

Most of the damage across the Tri-State was caused by two 'super cells' that spawned several tornadoes and strong storms across the region.

At 11:45 p.m., Duke Energy was reporting 6,000 customers without power. At the height of the storm over 11,000 customers were without power.

At CVG, takeoffs and landings were temporarily suspended as the severe weather hit around 4 p.m., and employees and passengers were evacuated to the basement. Just before 5 p.m., passengers were allowed back to the gates. About a half hour later, the airfield was reopened. Passengers should call their airline to get the latest information on delays.

Warming temperatures caused the atmosphere to destabilize, which allowed more of a severe storm chance. 

As the cold front moves through, cold air will pour in and a few flurries will be likely Saturday morning.

The FOX19 Storm Tracker Team is tracking the very latest and will have updates on www.fox19.com/weather.

When severe weather approaches, seek shelter indoors in the lowest level of wherever you are and stay away from windows. It's also a good idea to have a flashlight with fresh batteries. Stay tuned to a weather radio or local media for the latest updates.

Send your severe weather pictures to pix@fox19.com if it's safe to do so.

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