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Flash floods damage KY

Central Kentucky saw damage from flash floods Friday as severe storms dropped several inches of rain in less than two hours.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | August 23, 2003

Central Kentucky saw damage from flash floods Friday as severe storms dropped several inches of rain in less than two hours.

The storms sent floodwater into homes in Franklin County, where downed trees and power lines were still causing problems over the weekend.

At least one person was killed and two others were missing as of Saturday morning. Search crews were dispatched north of Frankfort.

One home was completely washed away, and other homes along the banks of Stony Creek, a tributary of the Kentucky River, were damaged.

The storms also brought hail and lighting.

According to meteorologist James Brotherton, the storm dumped up to 6 inches of rain in Franklin County Friday afternoon.

High water temporarily stranded school buses and closed roads.

In Louisville, some 11,000 people were without power Friday night.


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