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ROANOKE - A severe storm that drenched Woodford County in a matter of a few hours caused flash flooding and emergency evacuations on the south edge of town on Friday.

However, according to Woodford County Emergency Management Agency Director Kent McCanless, advanced planning helped to stem damage and keep the situation under control.

“Overall, things were organized,” McCanless said. “That’s all about having a plan in place.”

McCanless began to monitor the radar by mid-Friday morning when the threat of an impending severe storm became reality.

Flooding also occurred five miles east in Benson where a few streets were flooded as well as to the village's park. As much as 10 inches of rain fell in the northern part of the county from Friday morning through Sunday.

See article on Oct. 3 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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