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Strong to Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon

Thunderstorms may develop across portions of east Kentucky this afternoon, mainly between 2 and 7 pm. A few of these storms could become strong to severe with hail and strong winds. The strongest storms would be capable of downed trees, isolated power outages, and light structural damage. Be alert for any watches or warnings this afternoon and ensure you have a safe place to seek shelter. Read More >


A prolonged line of thunderstorms developed on the evening of July 22nd near the Ohio River, slowly propagating southward late in the evening and after midnight into the 23rd. These made it south into Fleming and Rowan Counties, leading to numerous instances of wind damage and flash flooding.

Several structures were damaged due to high winds in Flemingsburg, including one house being completely destroyed. Over 1,100 power outages were reported throughout the county. Numerous homes, roads, and drainage systems suffered water damage from flash flooding, while an automobile dealership sustained damage to nearly 200 vehicles. One observer reported a rainfall total of 6.66 inches. A state of emergency was verbally declared for the county.

Flooding damage was also abundant in Rowan County, particularly in and around Morehead. More than 30 water rescues were performed as motorists became stranded by flood waters blocking roadways. More than 10 homes experienced significant water damage, while major road damage was also noted.

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