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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 04/24/2011 21:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location (HOP)FT CAMPBELL AAF
Begin Lat/Lon 36.67/-87.5
End Date 04/30/2011 23:59:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth WSW
End Location BARKERS MILL
End Lat/Lon 36.67/-87.36
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Widespread heavy rainfall from 8 to 14 inches occurred during the last week of April. At the Paducah airport, a total of 11.11 inches fell from April 22-30. A trained spotter at Central City in Muhlenberg County measured a five-day total of 9.80 inches, which was representative of other places around western Kentucky. This excessive rainfall caused most creeks and small streams to flood for an extended period of time. Numerous roads were flooded and closed, including some major state roads. Some schools delayed or cancelled classes due to the large number of flooded roads. Some of the smaller rivers that flooded included the Tradewater River at Dawson Springs and the Little River near Cadiz and Hopkinsville. Roads were closed near each river. Few homes were affected by flooding of the smaller creeks and streams. Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake rose rapidly toward record levels at the end of the month. Both lakes reached a pool stage of 369 feet by the end of the month, which was very similar to the crest in May of 2010. However, both lakes would continue to rise into early May. Lakeshore flooding caused the closure of recreational facilities and roads, including portions of the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AVONDALE HGTS MCCRACKEN CO. KY 04/24/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON CARLISLE CO. KY 04/24/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANDANA BALLARD CO. KY 04/24/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASAD CRITTENDEN CO. KY 04/24/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAYOU LIVINGSTON CO. KY 04/24/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELLVILLE WEBSTER CO. KY 04/24/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALTONA MARSHALL CO. KY 04/24/2011 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASEYVILLE UNION CO. KY 04/24/2011 12:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANNA LYNNE FULTON CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANDERSONVILLE DAVIESS CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(HOP)FT CAMPBELL AAF CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALMO CALLOWAY CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAKERS CALDWELL CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALTIMORE GRAVES CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALZEY HENDERSON CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEELERTON HICKMAN CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EUREKA LYON CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEECH GROVE MCLEAN CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANCROFT MUHLENBERG CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEGRE TODD CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO TRIGG CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANTON HOPKINS CO. KY 04/24/2011 21:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K