Kentucky Emergency Management
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTIVATES COMMONWEALTH EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 12, 2011) - The Kentucky Division of Emergency
Management (KYEM) has activated the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center
(CEOC) at Level II in response to increased flooding around the Commonwealth.
Additional personnel from KYEM and Kentucky National Guard continue to
monitor the developing situation and fulfill any requests for assistance.
Reports are coming into the KYEM Commonwealth Emergency Information Center
(CEIC) of several road closures due to water over roadways and flooding along
low lying waterways.
The National Weather Service offices serving Kentucky have issued several
flash flood warnings, flood watches and flood warnings as radar indicates
heavy rain, as much as 6 to 8 inches in some areas, has fallen as this system
continues moving through the state. These alerts are expected to continue as
the weather system moves across the Commonwealth.
Residents that live or work along river ways should continue to monitor river
levels and NOAA weather alert radios for localized flooding notifications.
There have been no requests for assistance at this time from county
Should you encounter water over a roadway, do not attempt to drive through it
- STOP and TURN AROUND!
Road conditions across the Commonwealth can be found at www.511.ky.gov or by
Weather safety tips and weather alerts by county can be found on KYEM's
website at www.kyem.ky.gov.
Weather updates and river levels can be found at www.weather.gov .