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The weather pattern set up in a favorable pattern for repeated rounds of heavy rainfall across the lower Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley from February 6th through 23rd. This resulted in major flooding developing along the Ohio River at Smithland, Paducah, and Cairo. Numerous points along area rivers crested in moderate flood stage during the month. Several locations experienced their highest crest since the historic flooding in 2011.
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