Two people are killed and 90-year-old woman is rescued from mudslide during flooding in Illinois and Kentucky, as 4,000 barrels of bourbon are destroyed when distillery collapses during storm

Heavy rains have led to two deaths in Kentucky and Illinois and the rescues of four other people in separate incidents, officials said Monday.
The first call for help came as a family tried to drive over a flooded bridge in Taylorsville and was swept away by the fast-moving water.
Emergency crews were called to the water rescue Monday morning and found a woman and two children alive, but they weren't able to immediately locate the man, Spencer County Sheriff Scott Herndon said. His body was found hours later.
The woman was found in the water holding onto a tree and the children were found downstream on a bank, Herndon said. He said it's a miracle they survived.
Heavy rains have led to two deaths in Kentucky and Illinois and the rescues of four other people in separate incidents, officials said Monday. In Illinois, the Union County Sheriffs Office reported that 59-year-old died after her car (pictured) was swept off the road by flood waters
Heavy rains have led to two deaths in Kentucky and Illinois and the rescues of four other people in separate incidents, officials said Monday. In Illinois, the Union County Sheriffs Office reported that 59-year-old died after her car (pictured) was swept off the road by flood waters
Her body was found on Monday morning. Authorities said a man who was with her was able to swim to safety but she wasn't. Her car was swept near a creek (pictured) in Union County
Her body was found on Monday morning. Authorities said a man who was with her was able to swim to safety but she wasn't. Her car was swept near a creek (pictured) in Union County 
Crews rescued 90-year-old woman from Kentucky mudslide
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In Illinois, the Union County Sheriffs Office reported that the body of a missing 59-year-old woman was found Monday morning around 7.15am after her car washed away during a flash flood. 
Authorities said there were multiple flash flood and thunderstorm warnings in Union County on Sunday, according to KFVS.
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel said the woman was traveling down a flooded road with a man around 6pm on Sunday. 
Harvel said the flood waters are believed to have washed her car into a nearby creek.
The water was as deep as 10 feet in certain parts. 
Authorities said the man was able to swim to safety but the woman was not. They found her body Monday morning after searching for her throughout the night. 
Meanwhile, about 100 miles east, crews in Stanton were called to a home that was smashed by a mudslide amid heavy rains and were able to rescue a 90-year-old woman from the debris.
In Taylorsville, Kentucky (pictured), the body of a man was found Monday morning after his car was swept away by flood waters. Authorities were able to rescue a woman and two children who were in the car with the man
In Taylorsville, Kentucky (pictured), the body of a man was found Monday morning after his car was swept away by flood waters. Authorities were able to rescue a woman and two children who were in the car with the man
Meanwhile, about 100 miles east, crews in Stanton were called to a home that was smashed by a mudslide amid heavy rains and were able to rescue a 90-year-old woman from the debris. These cars were damaged in Prestonburg, Kentucky, on Monday
Meanwhile, about 100 miles east, crews in Stanton were called to a home that was smashed by a mudslide amid heavy rains and were able to rescue a 90-year-old woman from the debris. These cars were damaged in Prestonburg, Kentucky, on Monday 
Emergency workers arrived at the two-story home to find the mudslide had knocked the first floor from its foundations and caused the second floor to collapse on top of it, Stanton Fire Department Assistant Chief Eddie Barnes said.
He said rescuers located the woman under layers that included a floor and a brick wall. 
Barnes said it took rescuers from several different agencies about four hours to extricate her. 
She has not been identified. 
Officials said the hillside behind the home wasn't stable and a nearby road remained closed.
Heavy rains moved through both states Sunday and early Monday and forecasters say storms could continue through much of the week. 
Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky also collapsed during a thunderstorm early Monday. News outlets reported the partial collapse of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery rickhouse (pictured). About 4,000 bourbon barrels were affected
Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky also collapsed during a thunderstorm early Monday. News outlets reported the partial collapse of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery rickhouse (pictured). About 4,000 bourbon barrels were affected 
Heavy rains moved through both states Sunday and early Monday and forecasters say storms could continue through much of the week. Pictured is damage to a road in Covington, Kentucky, on Monday
Heavy rains moved through both states Sunday and early Monday and forecasters say storms could continue through much of the week. Pictured is damage to a road in Covington, Kentucky, on Monday 
Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky also collapsed during a thunderstorm early Monday.
News outlets reported the partial collapse of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery rickhouse.
Master Distiller Jacob Call says around 20,000 barrels are stored at the location and it appears that about 4,000 were affected. 
He said it appeared that most barrels remain intact.
Call says engineers were dispatched to the property to try to determine what caused the collapse. 
It's unclear if weather played a role.
Officials say no one was hurt. A nearby road is closed while the cleanup continues.
Another Kentucky bourbon barrel warehouse collapsed last year. 
Half of a warehouse collapsed at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown on June 22, 2018, and the other half came down two weeks later.
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