Heavy rain hits western Kentucky, flooding roads

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Heavy rain in part of western Kentucky has led to multiple water rescues including at an apartment complex that was evacuated.

McCracken County Emergency Management Director Jerome Mansfield said "torrential" rain lasted for a couple of hours Tuesday morning. He said an apartment complex and a motel were evacuated, several streets had high water and crews had to rescue multiple people from vehicles that got caught in high water.

No injuries were reported and Mansfield said officials are trying to assess the damage now that the rain has stopped.

The National Weather Service said radar showed that 3 to 5 inches of rain fell Tuesday morning in areas of McCracken, Ballard, Marshall and Livingston counties.

West Kentucky Star (http://bit.ly/1IGHOTD) reports that Paducah police participated in at least 18 water rescues.

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