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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 03/03/2008 19:30:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location HOPKINSVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.85/-87.48
End Date 03/04/2008 20:00:00 CST-6
End Range 2
End Azimuth ENE
End Location GRACEY
End Lat/Lon 36.88/-87.61
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 25.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong low pressure system moved from Texas northeast across western Kentucky. Widespread heavy rainfall along and east of the storm track brought areas of flooding. Most of western Kentucky averaged from two to four inches of rain.
Event Narrative Two people were rescued from their partially submerged vehicles on flooded Hopkinsville streets. One of the rescues occurred at a bridge over the Little River, which experienced major flooding. The bridge was completely submerged. The vehicle stalled in several feet of water. The woman climbed onto the roof of the car. Firefighters using a ladder truck extended the 100-foot ladder to her vehicle. Three firefighters guided her to safety along the ladder. In a second water rescue attempt, a car was swept downstream into a clump of trees. The driver of the car was found on the roof of the vehicle, which was in several feet of flowing water. Firefighters entered the water with life jackets and safety lines to retrieve the man. No injuries were reported in either rescue attempt.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 45.00K 0.00K
WEST PADUCAH MCCRACKEN CO. KY 03/03/2008 18:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEULAH HICKMAN CO. KY 03/03/2008 19:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKORY GRAVES CO. KY 03/03/2008 19:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON CARLISLE CO. KY 03/03/2008 19:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 03/03/2008 19:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
CAYCE FULTON CO. KY 03/03/2008 19:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALMO CALLOWAY CO. KY 03/03/2008 20:00 CST-6 Flood 0 1 20.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY TRIGG CO. KY 03/03/2008 20:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 45.00K 0.00K