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Two waves of heavy rain impacted the Quad State region, with the first occurring from early morning into the afternoon on August 4th. The second round started late evening on the 4th and continued into the morning on August 5th. Pockets of 3-6" of rain occurred across portions of southern Illinois and western Kentucky that resulted in flash flooding. Marion, IL and Central City, KY were among the hardest hit communities. Cars were stranded in submerged water on streets in Marion during the morning of August 4, while a water rescue occurred in the Central City area around 2 AM on August 5.

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