According to the National Weather Service, Logan County saw 4.6 inches of rain last week. The official reporting station for the county is located at Subiaco Abbey. Higher amounts were recorded elsewhere. For example, nearly eight inches of rain was reported at the Paris Water Production Plant. The average rainfall for February is 3.1 inches.

Residents of Paris and Logan County awoke Sunday morning to something they hadn’t seen in a while — mostly sunny skies.

That’s because the week of Sunday, Feb. 18 through Saturday, Feb. 24 was dominated by rain, rain and more rain. In that week, more rain fell than the county usually gets in the entire month of February. With the rain came a flash flood watch, swollen creeks, ponds and lakes, flooded roads and fields, and muddy ground.

According to the National Weather Service, Logan County saw 4.6 inches of rain last week. The official reporting station for the county is located at Subiaco Abbey. Higher amounts were recorded elsewhere. For example, nearly eight inches of rain was reported at the Paris Water Production Plant. The average rainfall for February is 3.1 inches.

Logan County Judge Ray Gack said Monday portions of two roads in the county were completely washed out, the worse being Glover-Daniels Road in south Logan County. Gack and road department employees worked for seven hours to get the road passable last Saturday.

“There was a huge hole in the road,” Gack said Monday. “I got the call at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and got home at 11:30 p.m. It’s been a weekend, I’m telling you.”

Gack, who was out patrolling roads Monday, said there are a lot of flooded roads, “but it looks like we can repair them with some grading and gravel. We’re hauling gravel today.”

Of course the rain erased low ponds and lakes in the county.

“City Lake right now is completely full and running over,” Jason Cauthron of the Paris Water Department said. “Before the rain, it was about five feet below normal.”

There’s more rain on the way, too. According to the forecast for this week, rain is expected to fall Tuesday and Wednesday.

“It’s not a very good time to be a county judge,” Gack said Monday. “We’ve got all this stuff to deal with now and there’s more rain on the way.”