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Last week's historic flooding hit western Kentucky very hard

 Flooding is pictured along 10th Streetin Mayfield, KY with a water up to the bumper of a pick-up
Beau Dodson via NWS Paducah

We're getting more details about a historic flash flooding event that unfolded during the overnight and into the morning hours on July 19 across far western Kentucky into portions of southern Illinois.

The National Weather Service reports widespread rainfall totals ranging from 6 to 12 inches occurred from Cape Girardeau to Paducah, Mayfield, and Murray, Kentucky. The majority of this rain fell within a 10 hour window between Midnight and 10 a.m.

The Paducah office issued five Flash Flood Emergencies during this event, including all or portions of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, Graves, and McCracken counties in Kentucky and Pulaski county in Illinois.

At one point a section of I-57 in Pulaski County and I-69 in Graves County Kentucky were closed due to high water flowing over them.

Crop damage was expected to run into the millions of dollars.

At one farm alone in southern Graves County, crop damage was estimated around $40,00.

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