Residents displaced after flash flooding in Paducah

Flash flooding forces some Paducah residents to evacuate
(Source: George Cumbee)
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McCracken County Jail and Jail Annex (Source: McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden)
McCracken County Jail and Jail Annex (Source: McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden)
25th and Madison Streets in Paducah, KY (Source: Assistant Police Chief Brian Krueger/Paducah PD)
25th and Madison Streets in Paducah, KY (Source: Assistant Police Chief Brian Krueger/Paducah PD)
Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Paducah and around McCracken County, Kentucky.

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Numerous homes were flooded and some residents are displaced near Deer Lick Place Road.

The water was swift enough to bust some doors down.

Numerous people living on Oak Crest Drive in Paducah south of Kentucky Oaks Mall have been displaced.

 The water was two to three feet deep in some areas.

Water was up to a foot deep along Whitney Drive in Paducah.

"Well, we had a bad rain storm. My cat actually woke me about 5:30 this morning and I looked out and the streets were already flooded," said Paducah resident Joel Cavitt. "And by the time I got my stepdaughter awake her car, of course, it was under water. By 6 o'clock it was up in the carport. By 7 o'clock it was about three inches from being inside the house. And it just wasn't good. This isn't the first time it happened. This is the worst since I've been here in 13 years, I guess."

Assistant Police Chief Brian Krueger says crews worked to rescue a man below a bridge area on Irvin Cobb Drive known as Beltline Overpass. That man is out of the water.

Between two and five inches of rain fell in a short amount of time in
areas of McCracken, Ballard, Marshall and Livingston counties..

West Kentucky Star (http://bit.ly/1IGHOTD) reports the severe weather has led to water-covered roads, power outages, the closure of Noble Park and the evacuation of an apartment building. According to the station, police in Paducah are asking residents to stay off flooded roadways.

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Experts say to never drive across a water-covered road, your car could become stranded or even swept away.


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