The storms dropped several inches of rain in just a matter of minutes leaving many areas temporarily under water. Bourbon County was one of the places where flash floods filled up streets.
The waters began receding as the rain stopped, but some areas like Vine Street in Paris still made it challenging just to talk to people about it. Water covered several streets throughout town, but most remained passable.
"It was very, very intense," Sam Campbell said standing outside his front door. Campbell says the storm, though short-lived packed a heavy punch, with water flooding into his yard and inching its way up to his porch at one point. "The wind was blowing pretty good, and a lot of the rain come in looked like sideways."
Throughout the area intermittent power outages slowed traffic to a crawl. Crews were able to restore power to most street lights, but one at the busy intersection of Lexington Road and Bethlehem Road remained down into early evening.
Across the county broken tree limbs kept first responders busy, while others held on just enough to keep the path open to drivers.
Those living in Bourbon County seemed to breathe a sigh of relief as they surveyed an area spared any reports of serious injuries or major damage and left them grateful for the brief break from the recent streak of overwhelmingly hot and dry conditions. "Well, we're thankful for it though," Campbell said, "put moisture back in the ground. I know it was hard, but sometimes we got to take the bitter to get the sweet part, the end of it."