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Heavy rainfall and flash flooding across south central Kentucky

Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 7:37 PM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Much of south-central Kentucky is dealing with significant “flash” flooding. Rainfall amounts have exceeded expectations for some areas. As of 7:25 p.m. rainfall amounts are 4.69″ at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. WBKO’s Chief Meteorologist Shane Holinde says an additional 1-3″ is possible before this event winds down.

What we know at this time...

--Many roads in favored low-lying spots are impassable

--Rivers and creeks are steadily rising

--The city of Elkton was placed under a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY Sunday afternoon, with residents along several streets evacuated

--Hart County Emergency Management says water is rising so fast in the county that there are not enough people on staff to barricade every roadway that is impassable

There is also a Tornado Watch in effect for Bowling Green and points to the south and west thru 10 p.m. Sunday night.

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