Flash Flood Warning for Portion of Russell County

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Casey County in central Kentucky…
Southern Green County in central Kentucky…
Southern Lincoln County in central Kentucky…
Southeastern Taylor County in central Kentucky…
Adair County in south central Kentucky…
Northern Allen County in south central Kentucky…
Barren County in south central Kentucky…
Metcalfe County in south central Kentucky…
Northern Russell County in south central Kentucky…
East Central Warren County in south central Kentucky…

* Until noon CST /100 PM EST/.

* At 808 AM CST /908 AM EST/, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 4
inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2
inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing
or expected to begin shortly.

HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE…Radar and Mesonet reports.

IMPACT…Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as
other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
Liberty, Glasgow, Columbia, Edmonton, Russell Springs, Crab
Orchard, Milltown, Bliss, Portland and Gradyville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely and have them relay your report to the National
Weather Service in Louisville.

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