Storm Damage and Flash Flooding Reported in Several Counties

August 12, 2023

On Sat., Aug. 12, Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) crews in Fulton, HIckman, and Graves counties reported widespread storm damage and flash flooding from a round of severe thunderstorms that rolled across the region.

Storm damage reports indicate the City of Hickman was hit hardest.

In Fulton County, widespread trees and utility lines were down with flash flooding, particularly around the City of Hickman.

Members of the Fulton County Highway Maintenance Crew had difficulty reporting to the maintenance facility. They operated a loader and backhoe out clearing trees and limbs from roadways, with the KYTC crew initially focused on clearing downed trees from KY 125/Union City Highway and KY 166/Middle Road to allow emergency agencies and utility. crews to access to the City of Hickman

In Hickman County, Trees were down along KY 307, KY 58, KY 239, KY 1529, and KY 1708 with numerous roadways flooded. The crew anticipated most roadways could be cleared of downed trees in two to three hours and motorists were cautioned to avoid travel.

In Graves County, numerous trees were reported down along the Purchase Parkway and areas along the Graves-Hickman County Line. Water was over KY 339 in downtown Wingo and trees were reported down along U.S. 4 in the Water Valley area.