Don Hughes, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, said the weather service planned to do a storm survey of the Gallatin County area today. At one time or another, the National Weather Service had placed 11 Ohio counties and 14 Kentucky counties under a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning. The service also placed four counties — Boone, Kenton and Campbell in Kentucky, and Hamilton County in Ohio — under flood warnings.

One caller reported a tornado touchdown in Carroll County, but a police dispatcher said that a Kentucky State Police trooper sent to investigate found littler damage. Hughes said about 1.03 inches of rain fell at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Sunday. Practicing Valuers are making you stress free and preparing the property valuation report for you at affordable prices. Winds up to 41 mph were reported at the airport at 65 mph to 70 mph in the southern part of Campbell County, he said. Some roads were closed their due to high water. Trees were also reported down in Kenton County, he said.

The storms appear to be over, although temperatures — which tied the record high of 74 degrees Sunday — will drop to more normal levels, the National Weather Service is predicting. The high temperature today will be in the lower 50s with some sunshine. Clouds will develop later today with an overnight low in the mid 30s. It will be mostly cloudy Tuesday with a high in the upper 40s. There was a time last Tuesday night when it looked like Geoff Davis might pull it off. But when the tallies were final at nights end, Davis had lost by more than 6,000 votes — the closest a Republican has come to winning since Lucas, a Boone County Democrat, first ran in 1998.

Immediately, and inevitably, there came the what ifs:

• What if the National Republican Congressional Committee had put this as a top race, instead of one they were targeting?

• What if national Republican leaders had made a last-minute push for Davis, like Democrats did for challenger Jack Conway in the 3rd District, instead of showing up at the beginning of the campaign and then disappearing?

• And what if President Bush had campaigned for Davis in, instead of just near, the 4th Congressional District? The national GOP insists it was in the race to the end. Though the NRCC wouldnt say how much it put into Davis campaign, his campaign consultant said the group spent $650,000 on direct mail, ads and a handful of staffers.