Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Heavy rains flood Eastern Kentucky counties

The Associated Press

McKEE, Ky. - Heavy rain in parts of eastern Kentucky caused flash flooding that closed roads and forced some evacuations Monday.

The ground floor of the McKee Manor nursing home had to be evacuated when water began rising in Jackson County, the National Weather Service said. The residents were taken to the second floor of the building.

"We had reports of flash flooding in Laurel, Owsley, Jackson and Whitley counties," said Shawn Harley, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson.

Harley said up to two inches of rain that fell Monday morning flooded several roads, washed two mobile homes from their foundations in Jackson County, and forced the evacuation of a motel in McKee.

"We have a nearly stationary storm system over the Great Lakes and disturbances are rotating around that, bringing rounds of thunderstorms to Kentucky," Harley said.

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