Kentucky Emergency Management
FLOOD WARNINGS IN EFFECT AS OFFICIALS TRACK POTENTIAL RAIN
FRANKFORT, KY. (March 12, 2015) - Flood warnings remain in effect for parts of Kentucky. State and local officials have participated in recent conference calls with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and continue to monitor weather forecasts which predict more rain on an already saturated Kentucky.
Most rivers in Kentucky have crested and minor rivers and streams are receding. With rain forecast for late Thursday into Saturday, rivers are expected to see another rise; however, at this time the USACE does not expect any major flooding. Officials predict the Lower Ohio River Basin will experience prolonged minor, and possibly moderate, flooding. High water levels on the Ohio River are restricting discharge of the Green River, which may cause moderate flooding near Calhoun, KY.
Those living along Kentucky waterways are encouraged to monitor local media and NOAA Weather Alert Radios for updates and warnings and be prepared to take appropriate action if necessary. Drivers who encounter flooded roadways should: STOP, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN! Road conditions throughout the state can be found on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's website at www.511.ky.gov , by calling 511 in Kentucky or 1-866-737-3767 for out-of-state callers.
Weather updates and local forecasts can be found at www.weather.gov . Forecasts and observations for rivers in Kentucky can be found at http://water.weather.gov/ahps/region_forecast.php?wrr=5 .
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