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Recent Rains Leave Big Problems Across Kentucky

By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email
By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email

Recent rains impact the Kentucky farming industry and could mean more mosquitoes for flooded areas.

Excessive amounts of rain has made for areas of standing water that likely become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

For Eastern Kentucky, flood water mosquitoes could increase in number once flood waters recede. Mold and other fungi that will grow in houses and other structures flooded in the recent rains will attract mosquitoes.

The farming industry is also taking a big hit because the flooding rains have made the ground too wet to plant their crops.

Keys Arnold, UK Staff Meteorologist, says, "They just can't plant their crops and it's getting dangerously late. There will be significant re-plants."

As a whole, Kentucky has received just under 20" inches of rain state-wide this year.


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