Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
COMMONWEALTH EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER SCALES BACK OPERATIONS
At Level I, which is normal operations, KYEM personnel continue monitoring
the situation and coordination of any request for assistance that may come
Some counties are reporting downed trees and minor damage overnight, however,
there were no injuries or requests for assistance from the latest storm to
Counties reporting damage are:
* Boone County, I-75 northbound at the 77 mile marker - three
overturned semi trucks caused the two right lanes to be blocked northbound
for a time. All lanes have been reopened. The wind also caused damage at the
rest area, which is open.
* Calloway County, two homes with damage from fallen trees.
* Franklin County, trees down and limb debris across the city with a
tree down on a house.
* Henry County, damage to a power station.
* Meade County, one house damaged and a tree down on a vehicle.
* Oldham County, roof blown off a house.
* Warren County, building with damage near WBKO television station.
National Weather Service (NWS) officials visited some of the damage sites
this morning to determine if the damage was caused by tornadoes or straight
line winds. NWS has now confirmed a EF-) tornado in Franklin County
ce=0), however, damage was mostly downed trees and broken tree limbs.
Flood Warnings and Flood Advisories remain in effect along rivers and streams
throughout the Commonwealth due to the recent heavy rains and additional rain
in the forecast throughout the week and weekend. Residents that live or work
along river ways should continue to monitor river levels and NOAA weather
alert radios for localized flooding notifications.
Please visit http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lmk to monitor
river and lake levels throughout Kentucky and those interested can sign up
for United States Geological Society's Water Alerts. Water Alert is an
application that allows you to receive updates at any of the sites where USGS
collects real-time water information. Daily or hourly updates are sent via
e-mail or text messages when the current conditions meet or surpass a
threshold of concern that you set. The site to sign up for USGS Water Alert
Weather safety tips and weather alerts by county can be found on the KYEM
website at www.kyem.ky.gov.