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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 05/01/2011 00:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location LA FAYETTE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.65/-87.68
End Date 05/10/2011 06:00:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth NNE
End Location MACEDONIA
End Lat/Lon 37.11/-87.65
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 30.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Widespread flooding continued from April into May across western Kentucky. Following excessive rain in April, a final dose of heavy rain came between April 30 and May 2. Numerous rounds of showers and thunderstorms produced additional average rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches, which caused isolated flash flooding. Between 9 and 22 inches of rain fell across the region between April 22 and May 3. Most creeks and streams flooded for an extended period of time. Some of the flooding was major. Numerous roads were flooded and closed, including some major state roads such as U.S. Highways 62, 60, and 51. Some schools delayed or cancelled classes due to the large number of flooded roads. A bridge was washed out over Mayfield Creek near the Graves and McCracken County line. Some of the smaller rivers that flooded included the Tradewater River in Webster County and the Clarks River in Marshall and northeast Graves Counties. Roads were closed near each river. Some homes and businesses were sandbagged. All main roads to Providence in Webster County were closed. The communities of Clay and Blackford in Webster County were isolated by flooding, accessible by boat only. Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake rose rapidly, breaking record levels at the beginning of the month. Both lakes reached around 372.5 feet by May 4. The top of the gates at Kentucky Dam are at 375 feet. Lakeshore flooding forced the closure of recreational facilities and roads, including portions of the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Campgrounds along the lake were flooded. Marinas were closed. Flooding of the Tennessee River affected the western edge of Calvert City and a few homes near Possum Trot, with some homes sandbagged.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 9.250M 0.00K
BELLVILLE WEBSTER CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
BANDANA BALLARD CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
HAZEL BEND UNION CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO TRIGG CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
ALLEGRE TODD CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BANCROFT MUHLENBERG CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BEECH GROVE MCLEAN CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
WOODVILLE MCCRACKEN CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
ALTONA MARSHALL CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
CARMACK LYON CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BAYOU LIVINGSTON CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
ANTON HOPKINS CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
BEELERTON HICKMAN CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
ALZEY HENDERSON CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
BALTIMORE GRAVES CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
ANNA LYNNE FULTON CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
RED HILL DAVIESS CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
CASAD CRITTENDEN CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
LA FAYETTE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON CARLISLE CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
NEW CONCORD CALLOWAY CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
DULANEY CALDWELL CO. KY 05/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
DIAMOND WEBSTER CO. KY 05/02/2011 05:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 9.250M 0.00K