2.04 INCHES OF RAIN THIS WEEKEND; KY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REVIEWS THE SITUATION PDF Print
Monday, 08 July 2013 06:22

On a statewide conference call, hosted yesterday by

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), officials learned  that conditions are

improving across the Commonwealth as heavy rains have slacked up, giving creeks and

streams the opportunity to recede within their banks.

 

There have been no reported injuries, fatalities or requests for state assistance at

this time.

 

Some counties reported a few roads closed due to high water, but most are expected

to reopen by the end of today.

 

The National Weather Service has thunderstorms in the forecast for much of Kentucky

over the next several days; some may be capable of producing localized heavy rains.

With the ground already saturated, any additional rain may cause creeks and streams

to overflow once again. Residents that live or work along water ways should continue

to monitor water levels and NOAA weather alert radios for localized flooding

notifications.

 

During yesterday’s call a poll of Commonwealth Cabinet partners indicated there were no

known issues and all remain standing by ready to provide assistance if requested.

 

The United State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) stated reservoirs have ample

capacity and current levels do not pose any threats. The Kentucky and Green rivers

should crest shortly and those basins should not incur major flooding, unless there

is additional significant rainfall.

 

The lower Ohio River will continue to rise as water moves downstream and may

continue to rise for the next week to two weeks. Agricultural flooding is expected

in that area.

 

 

 

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