My name is Julie and I LOVE the song of the cicadas!- Julia Elliott Campbell- Daviess County, Kentucky

Earlier this year, we were warned to brace ourselves for cicada-geddon. Two separate broods of cicadas are unearthing this year- at the same time. In preparation for their arrival, the words "billions" and "trillions" were thrown around. While there's no true scientific way to estimate the actual number of cicadas that we're going to see in western Kentucky and southern Indiana, we just know that this 'rare occurrence' could result in rather Biblical plague proportions in parts of the Midwest.

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Now, lucky for those of us in Kentucky and Indiana, we're only going to be experiencing one cicada brood. However, our neighbors in Illinois will be dealing with the convergence of the 13-year Brood XIX and the 17-year Brood XIII.

Well, there's no doubt that the cicadas have arrived. Stephanie Bertram of Owensboro, Kentucky, snagged this video last week. One of the trees on her property is basically covered in them.

Stuart Snow, who also lives in the area, joked about the arrival of cicada-geddon. He wrote, "Fresh Cicadas for sale!! $1 a dozen. You pick your own! What a deal!!"

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Of course, that Stuart's joke turned into reality a few days later when he captured all the noise those cicadas were making. Listen to this!

Stuart referred to his video as a "cicada concert." I chatted with him over the weekend about the invasion on his Daviess County property. He says, "There are millions of them. The decibels got up to 93 yesterday." For some perspective, that's about the same noise level of a car without a muffler and a gas-powered lawn mower in close proximity.

As cool (or annoying) as cicadas are, their stay with us will be short-lived. Once they climb out of the ground, make some noise and some babies, they'll die. That usually happens within about three to six weeks.

If you'd like to track the arrival of cicadas and sightings around the country, you can check out this INTERACTIVE MAP.

Photos of a Cicada Breaking Free from Its Shell

The Brood X cicadas are emerging after seventeen years and they're shedding their larva shells all over the tristate. Here's what it looks like as they do it!

Gallery Credit: Chadwick J Benefield