Kentucky Braces for More Heavy Rain and Floods

Mike Ives

More heavy rain was expected on Tuesday morning in Kentucky, potentially complicating efforts to find hundreds of people still unaccounted for days after severe flooding left at least 37 dead.

Nearly four million people across parts of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia were under a flood watch through the morning, when quick-moving storms were forecast to dump as much as two inches of rain per hour, according to the National Weather Service. A flood watch was in effect until 9 a.m. local time for portions of eastern Kentucky and until 8 a.m. for a region in West Virginia that includes Charleston, the state capital.

Heavy Rainfall in Kentucky

Total rainfall over the seven days ending July 31, compared with the 1981-2010 average.

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