Flood Warning Issued for Russell County

WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.

* WHERE…A portion of south central Kentucky, including the following counties, Clinton, Cumberland, Monroe and Russell.

* WHEN…Until 8:30 PM CST. * IMPACTS…Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Low-water crossings are inundated with water and may not be passable.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… – At 601 PM CST, Dispatchers reported flooding of roadways in low-lying areas. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain have fallen. – Additional rainfall amounts up to 1 inch are possible in the warned area. – Some locations that will experience flooding include… Tompkinsville, Albany, Jamestown, Burkesville, Leslie, Russell Springs, Gamaliel, Claywell, Bow and Bakerton.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.

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