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Severe Flooding Rocks Kentucky

14 Jul 2015, 1:23 pm

radar rainfall totalsThe flooding rains soaked much of the Eastern U.S. on Monday and widespread areas throughout the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys are under Flash Flood Watches and Warnings for Tuesday.

An area that was especially hard hit was Eastern Kentucky, where up to six inches of rain fell in less than six hours. Johnson County, Kentucky saw the worst of the flooding on Monday where one person died and another 11 are missing from the Flat Gap and Ramey Branch area.flat gap focus

Eastern Kentucky is in the middle of an Enhanced Risk of severe weather for Tuesday and under a Flash Flood Watch until 8 PM EDT Tuesday. More thunderstorms worked their way through the flooded area early Tuesday morning and another round is expected later Tuesday.

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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Jason Cerjak

Flash #flooding yesterday across parts of the Ohio Valley brought devastation to many areas of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.Particularly hard hit was Johnson County, Kentucky. This home was swept off its foundation and was pulled apart beneath a bridge as swift-moving floodwaters inundated the community of Flat – Video by: Twitter user @hitchcock1215

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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