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  • Gov. Beshear Asking For Disaster Declaration For Eastern Kentucky Flooding

    September 23, 2014 10:40 AM

    Governor Steve Beshear has asked President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration and provide emergency assistance to eastern Kentucky communities recovering from recent flooding. Strong storms from August 19-23 caused heavy rain and flash flooding, washing out roads and forcing people from their homes throughout the eastern part... more »
  • Engineers Call For National Approach To Flooding

    September 22, 2014 7:02 AM

    (AP) - An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers was scheduled to release its recommendations Monday in Philadelphia. The report was provided... more »
  • Heavy Rainfall Causes River To Rise, Block Road Play Video

    September 11, 2014 11:19 AM

    The Salt River in Anderson County has completely overtaken Rice Road after heavy rainfall early Thursday morning. Emergency management officials say about three inches of rain fell within three hours, causing creeks and rivers to rise. Neighbors who live on Rice Road are no strangers to the dangerous flooding... more »
  • Street Flooding Causing Traffic Hazards In Lexington Play Video

    September 11, 2014 5:32 AM

    Heavy rain is causing some road flooding issues around the area, creating a hazard for drivers. Water has pooled knee-deep under the railroad bridge over New Circle Road near North Limestone. There are also unconfirmed reports of pooling water on Alexandria Drive at Leestown Road and Old Frankfort Pike,... more »
  • Johnson County Recovering After Flash Flood Play Video

    August 25, 2014 5:15 PM

    The Hager Hill community is still soaking up water three days after a flash flood ripped through Johnson County this weekend. Residents say Friday night was like nothing they've ever seen. "We looked out, there wasn't any water coming up. Then, maybe five minutes later, it was already up... more »
  • Flooding Traps Franklin County Family Play Video

    August 24, 2014 6:49 AM

    A Franklin County family of five was trapped in about 4-feet of water after their car's engine died. Around 11:30 p.m. the family was driving on Kentucky I-27 when their engine died and the car began filling with water. Five adults were trapped for about 45 minutes until... more »
  • Heavy Rainfall Causes Mudslide in Knott County

    August 19, 2014 11:57 AM

    A day after flash flooding swept through several eastern Kentucky counties, emergency management crews and residents are still working to clean up the damage. Some of the worst damage caused by the storm is right where crews say a mudslide fell from the top of a hill and went right... more »
  • Heavy Rain Causes Flooding In Eastern Kentucky Play Video

    August 18, 2014 9:55 AM

    Several roadways in Knott County are said to be impassible after heavy rainfall left much of the county flooded Monday morning. Highway 550 has been closed and is just one of several roads currently blocked because of the torrential conditions. Some estimates show up to 4 inches fell in the... more »
  • LEX 18 News Investigates: Cost Of The Clean Up Play Video

    August 12, 2014 5:57 PM

    The numbers are still pouring in from the man-made flood at the Fayette County courthouse last fall. Four floors of the building were damaged when water spilled out of a bathroom. A Fayette County sheriff's deputy was supposed to be watching, but it was hours before anyone noticed that... more »
  • Weekend's Rainfall A Test For Water Detention Project Play Video

    August 11, 2014 4:39 PM

    Project managers say this weekend's record rainfall provided a good test for a water detention project aimed at preventing dangerous flooding. Construction on the project continues on Nicholasville Road and Alumni Drive near where two UK students died when they were swept away by flood waters in 2006. Now... more »
  • Jessamine County Man Rescued From Flooded Road

    August 11, 2014 12:12 PM

    Jessamine County fire crews had to rescue a man who they say tried to drive on a flooded Mackey Pike on Sunday. The man had to climb on the roof of his car to escape the floodwaters. Rescuers had a hard time getting to the man since other roads in... more »
  • Heavy Rain, Day Two

    August 11, 2014 7:12 AM

    We wrapped up the weekend with torrential, record breaking rain & the heavy rain & localized flash flood threat will continue for another day. A cold front trailing a wave of low pressure will slowly track across the Commonwealth Monday & Tuesday. Watch for scattered showers and t-storms that will... more »
  • Flooding Continues In Lexington

    August 10, 2014 10:18 AM

    The following roads are currently flooding and remain in bad shape: - Parts of Alexandria Drive closed due to water over the roadway -Tates Creek/Gainesway -Tates Creek Centre Parking Lot -Southbend Drive/Clays Mill -Versailles Road
  • UCLA Wades Through Damages From Pipe Flooding

    July 30, 2014 7:23 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.... more »
  • Heavy Rain Causes Some Flash Flooding In Lexington

    June 20, 2014 5:01 AM

    Heavy rain pushed through Lexington Thursday evening, causing some minor flash flooding issues. A motorist got stuck in high water along Lyon Drive around 7:30 p.m. The driver was able to get out of the car before help arrived, but crews had to wait for the water to recede... more »
  • 3:30 AM Weather Update, May 15

    May 15, 2014 3:19 AM

    The threat for heavy rain & flooding is winding down across the Bluegrass- we've been dropped from the flash flood watch but it remains in effect over southeastern & northern KY.
  • Stories Of Rescues, Devastation Emerge From Floods

    May 1, 2014 5:45 AM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Valencia Norton awoke to a neighbor pounding on the windows of the mobile home she shared with a friend. Water had washed away her steps and part of the porch. She grabbed a small bag of clothes and waited. "I was freaking," said Norton, tears streaming... more »
  • 5:15 AM Weather Update, April 30

    April 30, 2014 5:21 AM

    48 hour rainfall totals are nothing short of impressive! We've picked up around 3" in Lexington with Somerset approaching an absolutely waterlogged 6 1/2"! Watch for potential standing water on the roads and minor flooding as well.
  • Weather Aware Again Tuesday

    April 29, 2014 6:50 AM

    Weather Aware- day two. It has been a soggy and stormy start to the week and unfortunately we'll continue that trend Tuesday. An old low stalled to our west will influence our weather again today, expect more scattered showers and t-storms developing mainly Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening. With more... more »
  • High Water Causing Issues Along New Circle Road Play Video

    April 29, 2014 4:44 AM

    Watch for high water along New Circle Road between Palumbo Drive and Young Drive Tuesday morning. Police say they think debris clogged drains under the railroad overpass, causing water to pool. Police shut down the outer loop at one point, and had one lane blocked as of 4 a.m.... more »
  • Noon Weather Update, April 28 Play Video

    April 28, 2014 11:29 AM

    Overcast skies and quite a bit of rain blanket much of the area late Monday morning. The good news? We have a few more hours of it and the longer this hangs on the less likely we'll see enough breaks in the clouds this afternoon to destabilize the lower atmosphere... more »
  • Eastern Kentucky University Dorm Floods Play Video

    April 17, 2014 7:16 AM

    A dorm building at Eastern Kentucky University was evacuated early Thursday morning after a sprinkler head broke flooding the building. EKU officials say a sprinkler head was damaged, causing a 6 inch pipe to unleash a heavy stream of water at around 1:30 a.m., covering the floors with 2... more »
  • Flash Flooding Damages Louisville Marina Play Video

    April 9, 2014 12:51 PM

    Huge trees are bring blamed for last week's damage on a Louisville marina. Several trees caught in flash floods ripped out docks at Steve Rauh's marina. His home was also damaged in Thursday night's storm. His friend, Michael Gadlage, was there that night and says he saw something... more »
  • 3:45 AM Weather Update, April 4

    April 4, 2014 3:50 AM

    A flash flood warning remain in effect for northern counties with a flood warning over southeastern KY. Any additional heavy rain from storms later Friday morning into Friday afternoon out east could lead to additional flooding hazards.
  • 2:30 AM Weather Update, April 4

    April 4, 2014 2:34 AM

    The MaxTrack Live Doppler at 2:30 AM Friday- we have numerous showers & storms drifting northeast from I 64 into northern Kentucky along a warm front. Damaging wind is possible from a few but the main threat remains torrential rain and flash flooding.
  • 3:00 AM Weather Update, February 21

    February 21, 2014 3:07 AM

    A flash flood warning is in effect through 7:00 AM Friday for Knox, Clay, McCreary and Whitley county. 1-2" of rain has fallen overnight with with another 1/2" to 1" possible as showers and storms continue to soak southeastern counties. Watch for rising creeks & streams, flooded roads, & standing... more »
  • 3:15 AM Weather Update, February 5

    February 5, 2014 3:12 AM

    Flooding remains a concern over eastern counties Wednesday morning- we picked up another 1-2" of rain and a flood warning is in effect from Estill county north to the Ohio border.
  • Flood Watch Tuesday Night

    February 4, 2014 5:09 AM

    Roughly another 1-2" of rain is on the way for southeastern Kentucky starting late Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning which is when the flood warning issued is in effect. Watch for localized flooding with standing water on the roads possible overnight.
  • Second Round Inbound

    February 3, 2014 7:29 AM

    Just as our latest winter storm winds down we'll start gearing up for another round of active weather on the way late Tuesday! We saw moderate to heavy snow over the Bluegrass and northern Kentucky (2" to over 6") with freezing rain to all rain over southeastern counties, it will... more »
  • Floods Kill 41 People In Southeastern Brazil

    December 27, 2013 10:05 AM

    SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian officials say floods and mudslides have killed 41 people and driven close to 70,000 from their homes in two southeastern states. The civil defense department in the state of Minas Gerais says the floods and mudslides caused by more than 10 days of heavy... more »
  • Pulaski County Prepares For Flooding

    December 6, 2013 8:56 PM

    Pulaski County is gearing up for what's to come of this winter storm after heavy rains poured in overnight. Crews have put out high water signs along Highway 1247 and, in some spots, water gushes out of rock walls along the highways in Somerset. Some LEX 18 viewers have... more »
  • LEX 18 Investigates: No One Noticed Courthouse Flood For Hours Play Video

    November 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    Security cameras at the Fayette County Circuit Courthouse are supposed to be monitored by sheriff's deputies, but no one noticed when a broken toilet sent thousands of gallons of water throughout the courthouse last month. Surveillance footage obtained exclusively by LEX 18 Investigates shows water raining down into a... more »
  • Pendleton County Gauges Could Be Removed Due To Budget Cuts Play Video

    October 21, 2013 8:21 PM

    The small town of Falmouth sits quietly on the Licking River, but everyone here remembers when these waters were anything but. "It was March 1 1997," said Debbie Dennie. In Pendleton County, it's remembered as the "Great Flood of 1997." Five people were killed and the town was... more »
  • Leestown Road Back Open

    October 7, 2013 6:00 AM

    Police have reopened Leestown Road near the Scott County line. Officers shut down the road between Paynes Depot Road and Dolan Lane after heavy rains overnight sent a creek out of its banks and water pooled in a low spot under an overpass.
  • Officials: Woman, 79, Found Dead In Colorado Flood

    September 23, 2013 6:34 PM

    DENVER (AP) - A 79-year-old woman whose house was swept away by the Big Thompson River was found dead on the river bank, authorities said Monday, bringing to eight the death toll from the massive flooding in Colorado. As the number of people unaccounted-for dwindled to six, Vice President Joe... more »
  • Colorado Flood Evacuees Get First View Of Aftermath

    September 19, 2013 7:52 PM

    LYONS, Colo. (AP) - Residents displaced by last week's flooding in the Colorado canyon town of Lyons were allowed past National Guard roadblocks Thursday to find a scene of tangled power lines, downed utility poles, mud-caked homes and vehicles, and work crews furiously clearing debris and trying to restore power,... more »
  • Cleanup Underway At Lexington Flooded Apartments

    September 2, 2013 2:41 PM

    Two days later, clean-up is still a work in progress after heavy rains put several feet of water in Emmabell Hazely's home. "They've took up all the carpet in here, and so far that's all they've done," Hazely said. But some neighbors had it worse. The heavy rains... more »
  • Heavy Rains Cause Some Localized Flooding

    August 13, 2013 6:03 AM

    Heavy rains caused flash flooding problems across central and eastern Kentucky Monday. About six inches of water flowed into McDowell Elementary School in Floyd County. The water has receded, but it left quite a muddy mess inside. Crews worked into the night cleaning up. The superintendent says he will... more »
  • Elementary School Flooded In Floyd County

    August 12, 2013 7:49 PM

    Three buildings of McDowell Elementary School in Floyd county are filled with at least six inches of water Monday after strong storms rolled through Kentucky. Classes just started last week, and a decision has been made by officials to cancel classes for Tuesday and likely for several days after... more »
  • Family Has Home Destroyed By Flood, Says Were Denied Flood Insurance

    August 9, 2013 7:48 PM

    Lorraine Coffman's home of 20 years is ruined by flooding. The second time in 20 years. This time, water destroyed everything and the Coffman's have no flood insurance to cover this huge loss. Coffman says she tried to buy flood insurance 25 times. "All of them said we... more »
  • Woman Rescued From Flooded Home In Anderson County

    August 8, 2013 6:36 PM

    People in the western part of Anderson county call the overnight flash flooding form Thursday the worst they've seen in about a decade. A creek near Kentucky 53 and Puncheon Creek road went up ten feet above normal. In the end, a church was heavily damaged, and a... more »
  • Rounds Of Showers & Storms

    August 7, 2013 7:25 AM

    A slowly approaching cold front will keep your Stormtracker forecast unsettled over the next few days. Starting Wednesday we'll track scattered mainly afternoon and evening showers and t-storms. A few strong storms with heavy rain are possible but the severe threat will remain on the low end. With repeated rounds... more »
  • Flood Advisory For Pulaski, Wayne, McCreary Couties

    July 21, 2013 11:37 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for south central Pulaski County, Wayne County, western McCreary County until 5:00 p.m. EDT At 11:13 a.m. NWS doppler radar indicated thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area. The doppler radar estimated up to an inch of rain had already... more »
  • Flash Flood Warning For Parts Of Eastern Kentucky

    July 21, 2013 10:12 AM

    A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for portions of eastern Kentucky, valid through Monday at 8:00PM EDT. Heavy rainfall within showers and thunderstorms expected over the next two days could lead to sudden rises in creeks and streams, leading to minor flooding and the sudden ponding of water or... more »
  • Campbellsville University Cleans Up After Flooding

    July 9, 2013 8:18 PM

    The campus of Campbellsville University is still cleaning up the damage done by last week's rain. Many buildings, including the school library, were flooded. The typically quiet library of Campbellsville University is abuzz this week. Large, commercial grade de-humidifiers and fans have the place humming. The job is... more »
  • Flooding In Bourbon County Makes Road Travel Dangerous In Places

    July 5, 2013 5:20 PM

    As the rain poured down in Bourbon County Friday, high water left several roads impassible. About a foot of water covered portions of heavily-traveled Millersburg-Cynthiana Road, causing a traffic headache. In other places, Fields turned to ponds, and property was damaged. Roads like Millersburg-Cynthiana Road, the way many... more »
  • Calgary Ends State Of Emergency After Flooding

    July 4, 2013 5:40 PM

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Calgary has ended a state of emergency after extensive flooding turned parts of the western Canadian city into a lake and forced up to 100,000 Albertans from their homes. Mayor Naheed Nenshi lifted the state of emergency Thursday, two weeks after the floods began. ... more »
  • Flooding Main Issue As Storms Roll Through Kentucky

    June 27, 2013 5:17 AM

    Storms rolled across Kentucky Wednesday evening and into the overnight hours, brining with them downpours, wind and lightning. Flooding was the main issue caused by the storms. The deluge caused street flooding in Lexington. Up to two feet of water pooled under the railroad bridge near the intersection... more »
  • Flash Flood Warning In Effect

    June 26, 2013 6:49 PM

    A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Fayette county until 9:30PM EDT. A thunderstorm that has been moving over the area has put down torrential rain with more heavy rain expected within the next hour or two. Creeks and Streams, as well as city roads could flood from... more »
  • Flash Flood Warning In Effect In Fayette County

    June 26, 2013 6:36 PM

    A flash flood warning has been issued for parts of Fayette County, including Lexington, until 9:30 p.m. It will take time for flood waters to recede and additional thunderstorms are approaching from the west. Locations impacted include: Lexington, Cadentown, Cardinal Hill, Chevy Chase, Highlands, Meadowthorpe, the Blue Grass... more »
  • Floodwaters Force 100s To Evacuate NE Iowa Town

    June 25, 2013 8:07 PM

    NEW HARTFORD, Iowa (AP) - Even as he rowed his flat-bottom aluminum boat down New Hampton's Main Street, Jim Johnson didn't seem especially concerned Tuesday about the flooding that had inundated his small northeast Iowa town. Much of New Hartford's 500-plus residents had been evacuated before dawn, but those... more »
  • One More Round

    June 18, 2013 7:08 AM

    A cold front will drop south late Tuesday extending our scattered shower and thunderstorm threat for one more day with one last round. After the morning wave of light to moderate showers diminishes we'll see a break in the clouds, a brief warm up to the low to mid 80s... more »
  • Scattered Storms & Heavy Rain This Weekend

    May 17, 2013 6:51 AM

    An old cold front will sag and eventually stall across the Commonwealth this weekend and at the same time a wave of low pressure will cut across the Mississippi River valley. This means we'll see a continued chance for scattered showers and storms over the next three days. Expect highs... more »
  • Another Wet Day

    May 6, 2013 7:30 AM

    Last weekend's slow moving wave of low pressure stalls over north Georgia Monday and will continue to sling rounds of scattered showers and isolated t-storms across the Commonwealth. We've already seen 2-3" of rain and any additional showers could lead to flooding... watch for standing water on the roads. With... more »
  • 3:30 AM Weather Update, May 6

    May 6, 2013 3:24 AM

    That soggy end to your Derby weekend is carrying over into Monday with light to moderate showers still soaking much of the Bluegrass and southeastern KY. We've seen roughly 2-3" of rain in the last 48 hours! Aside from the rain it's cloudy and cool with mid 50s and fog... more »
  • Midwest Awaits Retreat Of Floods, Bloated Rivers

    April 24, 2013 8:23 AM

    PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Flood-weary residents fortified their homes against the rain-swollen Illinois River and considered whether to stand their ground as waterways remained in flood stage across the Midwest. Even as some of the renegade rivers showed signs of cresting, forecasters said the recovery would not be fast... more »
  • More Rain, Snow Could Lead To More Flooding

    April 22, 2013 7:05 AM

    GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) - The Mississippi River is topping out at some problematic spots, but there is growing concern that spring floods are far from over. The river was at or near crest at several places Sunday between the Quad Cities and near St. Louis. Some towns in the approximate... more »
  • A Soggy Weekend With Near Record Highs

    January 11, 2013 7:42 AM

    Our extremely warm and wet weather continues Friday with showers & isolated t-storms through the morning and tapering off through the afternoon. Expect near record highs in the low to mid 60s. A lull in the precipitation means Friday night will be fairly quiet with lows in the mid to... more »
  • Misery In Louisiana As Isaac Flooding Leaves Power Out

    August 31, 2012 8:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Isaac sloshed northwards into the nation's midsection Friday after flooding stretches of Louisiana and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water. It will be a few days before the soupy brown water recedes and people forced out of flooded... more »
  • Sunny To Soggy This Labor Day Weekend

    August 31, 2012 7:34 AM

    We're wrapping up the end of August and the end of meteorological summer with a bang! Just in time for the long Labor Day weekend we have the remnants of Isaac pushing a round of tropical moisture into the Ohio Valley. What this means for us... rounds of showers and... more »
  • Isaac On The Way This Weekend

    August 31, 2012 6:28 AM

    File this Labor Day weekend under "be careful what you wish for". We're back in a moderate drought in the Bluegrass and western KY is still suffering through an extreme to exceptional drought. We need some rain... and often a dying tropical system is the only thing that can put... more »
  • EKU Employee Helps People Trapped By Friday's Flash Floods

    August 6, 2012 12:38 PM

    When heavy rains caused flash flooding in Richmond near the Eastern Kentucky University campus Friday, an EKU employee sprang into action. Rising water quickly trapped several people inside apartments and homes along University Avenue. Garney Smith cut electrical wires leading to homes to protect those inside from electrocution hazards,... more »
  • State Of Emergency In Perry County Due To Flooding

    July 19, 2012 10:02 AM

    Officials have declared a state of emergency in Perry County due to Wednesday's flash flooding. Officials estimate about three inches of rain fell in an hour, and flood waters washed away several roads. The Fort Branch community was reportedly the hardest hit area. Some people were trapped for a... more »
  • Cleanup From Flood To Cost UofL $175,000

    June 7, 2012 8:46 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - University of Louisville officials say it will cost about $175,000 to clean up from flooding on May 29, when four inches of rain caused several streets to close and morning classes to be cancelled. University officials say the Chemistry Building was the only Belknap building to suffer... more »
  • 2:00 AM Weather Update, April 26

    April 26, 2012 2:12 AM

    A round of thunderstorms is moving east/southeast across northeastern counties early Thursday morning. Watch for frequent lightning, gusty wind (30-40 mph) and torrential rain that could lead to standing water on the roads and localized flooding. Strong to severe storms currently over southern Illinois and heading into southwestern Indiana could... more »
  • Another Round Of Rain

    December 5, 2011 8:29 AM

    Another round of soggy weather impacts the Commonwealth early in your work week with light to moderate rain Monday into Tuesday. It's looking like a 1-3" rain with the highest totals across western and northwestern counties closer to the Ohio river and into southern Indiana. A flood watch is up... more »
  • Coal Company Sued Over Flooding Death

    October 11, 2011 10:28 AM

    BARBOURVILLE (AP) - Residents in southeastern Kentucky have sued a coal company, blaming it for flooding that killed a man and damaged homes and property. The lawsuit accuses Nally & Hamilton Enterprises of improper surface-mining practices which resulted in miles of damage along a creek in the southern part of... more »
  • Remnants Of Lee Bring Floods To Soggy Northeast

    September 8, 2011 6:45 AM

    WINDHAM, N.Y. (AP) - Flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee is being blamed for two deaths in Pennsylvania and numerous water rescues and road closures around the soggy Northeast. In Pennsylvania, a man in his 70s died Wednesday afternoon when the walls of his flooded basement collapsed, and... more »
  • Lee's Remnants Cause Twisters, Flooding In South

    September 6, 2011 7:00 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The destructive remnants of Tropical Storm Lee slithered farther north Tuesday morning after spawning tornadoes, flooding numerous roads, sweeping several people away and knocking out power to thousands. Record amounts of rain have fallen in parts of Tennessee, and more was expected. Flash flood watches and warnings... more »
  • Killer Storm Leaves Vermont Homeowners, Towns Stranded

    August 30, 2011 8:53 AM

    NEWFANE, Vt. (AP) - Entire towns in Vermont and New York remained cut off by flooding, some communities were still warily watching swollen rivers and over a million people from Virginia to Maine had no electricity on Wednesday, three days after Hurricane Irene slammed into the Eastern Seaboard. The storm... more »
  • Nebraska Nuke Utilities Say Safety Prevails Amidst Flooding

    June 28, 2011 10:56 AM

    BLAIR, Neb. (AP) - The utilities that run Nebraska's two nuclear power plants want the public to know the facilities are safe, even though floodwaters from the Missouri River have surrounded one plant and are encroaching on another. Fort Calhoun and Cooper nuclear power plants were both opened up to... more »
  • One Killed In Knox County Flooding

    June 21, 2011 5:42 AM

    Officials still have not released the name of the person killed during flash flooding in Knox County Monday morning. About four inches of rain inundated the Kayjay community, off KY-225, during a three hour span. Floodwaters knocked some mobile homes off their foundations. Witnesses say a mother and her... more »
  • Strong Storms Cause Flooding In Southeastern Counties

    June 20, 2011 8:40 AM

    Strong storms with heavy rains pounded areas in southeastern Kentucky early Monday morning. Emergency management officials report about four inches of water flowing across KY-25 near the mall in Middlesboro and numerous other roads in the area under water. A trained weather spotter said three to four inches of... more »
  • Missouri River Levee Springs 2nd Partial Breach

    June 6, 2011 9:07 AM

    ROCK PORT, Mo. (AP) - A partial breach has appeared on a levee along the Missouri River in northwest Missouri, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday, a day after officials ordered hundreds of residents in a southwest Iowa town to evacuate their homes in response to another hole... more »
  • Mississippi Crests In Vicksburg, Claims 1st Life

    May 20, 2011 8:24 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi River crested at more than 14 feet above flood stage in Vicksburg on Thursday, a slightly lower than expected level that eased worries about water potentially spilling over a nearby levee and inundating thousands more acres of farmland. But officials warned that the flood... more »
  • Long-Feared Flood Rolls Toward Bayou Country

    May 19, 2011 7:13 AM

    AMELIA, La. (AP) - The oil-and-seafood hub of Morgan City has been hit by one disaster after another, from hurricanes to the BP oil spill. The latest trouble involves a deluge of water that was diverted from the Mississippi River and is headed toward the town of about 12,000 people.... more »
  • Lawyers Group Offering Aid To Storm, Flood Victims

    May 18, 2011 9:09 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - Kentucky residents affected by recent storms and flooding can receive free legal assistance from a professional organization of trial attorneys. The Kentucky Justice Association says it will provide assistance with insurance claims, home repair contracts, consumer protection matters; counsel on landlord-tenant, mortgage foreclosure or other housing issues;... more »
  • Flooding Hinders Shipping On Mississippi River

    May 18, 2011 8:06 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Cargo was slowly moving along the bloated Mississippi River after a costly daylong standstill, while officials kept an eye on the lower Delta where thousands of acres of farmland could be swamped by water that is inching closer to the top of a levee. The Coast... more »
  • Paducah Taking Down Flood Gates

    May 17, 2011 10:31 AM

    PADUCAH (AP) - Crews in Paducah are taking down the city floodgates, now that the Ohio River is receding after a flood. The National Weather Service predicted the river would drop below 45.5 feet Tuesday afternoon and drop to 43 feet on Friday. The unofficial crest was 55.3 feet, reached... more »
  • Flood Evacuees Move Into Enclave Built For Katrina

    May 17, 2011 9:19 AM

    SIMMESPORT, La. (AP) - A farming community built for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina has become a haven for families driven from their homes by river flooding that has hit states from Arkansas to Louisiana. Twenty-six families have moved into the enclave, informally known as Canadaville, because their towns were threatened... more »
  • Evacuations In Cajun Country After Floodgates Open

    May 16, 2011 7:58 AM

    KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Renee Ledoux cried when the National Guard and sheriff's deputies showed up at her front door and warned her she needed to get out to avoid water gushing from the Mississippi River after a floodgate was opened for the first time in four decades. But... more »
  • Cajun Country Braces For Floodwaters From River

    May 13, 2011 7:10 AM

    BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) - Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming leaned over a podium and warned the crowd gathered at a volunteer fire station that where they were standing was projected to be swamped by up to 15 feet of water from Mississippi River flooding. The crowd let... more »
  • Unease In The Miss. Delta As Floodwaters Spread

    May 12, 2011 9:24 AM

    RENA LARA, Miss. (AP) - Officials in a small town are trying to assure its 500 residents they are doing what they can to shore up the levee to protect them from the swollen Mississippi River. "It's getting scary," said Rita Harris, 43, who lives in a tiny wooden house... more »
  • Flooded River Taking Aim At Mississippi Delta

    May 11, 2011 6:57 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - William Jefferson paddles slowly down his street in a small boat, past his house and around his church, both flooded from the bulging Mississippi River that has rolled into the Delta. "Half my life is still in there," he said, pointing to the small white house... more »
  • Mississippi River Crests In Memphis At Nearly 48 Feet

    May 10, 2011 9:37 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Mississippi River crested in Memphis at nearly 48 feet on Tuesday, falling short of its all-time record but still soaking low-lying areas with enough water to require a massive cleanup. National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Borghoff says the river reached 47.85 feet at 2... more »
  • Homes Abandoned As Mississippi River Keeps Rising

    May 9, 2011 5:58 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Getting the word out through TV and online isn't enough for Memphis officials who were going door-to-door warning a couple hundred people that they should abandon their homes before they are swamped by waters from the rising Mississippi River. Memphis residents have been abandoning low-lying homes... more »
  • Memphis Police Giving Door-To-Door Flood Warning

    May 6, 2011 11:46 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police officers went door to door Friday urging Memphis residents to leave nearly 1,000 homes expected to be inundated by a near-record flood of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Emergency workers handed out bright yellow fliers in English and Spanish that read, "Evacuate!!! Your... more »
  • Rivers to Crest Soon; Damage Assessments Continuing

    May 5, 2011 3:12 PM

    Governor Steve Beshear said Thursday that much of the lower Ohio River is beginning to crest, two weeks after Kentucky began experiencing a successive system of storms that caused flooding, tornadoes and straight line winds throughout much of the state. The Mississippi River is projected to crest on Saturday. ... more »
  • Flooding Disrupts Barge Traffic On Ohio River In Western Kentucky

    May 5, 2011 9:57 AM

    SMITHLAND, Ky. (AP) - Commercial barge traffic on the Ohio River and tributaries has been halted because of flooding and closed locks. Jerry Knapper, assistant vice president of Ingram Barge, told The Paducah Sun his company's operations are halted in western Kentucky because locks are closed on the Ohio,... more »
  • Flood Unease Builds South Along The Mississippi

    May 4, 2011 8:03 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Flood worries that prompted the U.S. government to blast open a Missouri levee to ease pressure on some towns are rippling down the Mississippi River, prompting more evacuations and unease as the Army Corps of Engineers weighs whether to purposely inundate more land with water. The... more »
  • Rain Ends, Leaves Flooding In Its Wake

    May 4, 2011 6:23 AM

    The rain finally stopped falling across central Kentucky Tuesday afternoon, bringing waterlogged Kentuckians a little relief. Franklin County received more than 4 inches of rain in 24 hours, flooding many roads, washing others away. Floodwaters covered both entrances to the Two Creeks subdivision, leaving residents stranded for more than... more »
  • 6:00 Weather Update

    May 4, 2011 6:08 AM

    Visibility is down to 1/2 and even 1/4 mile in a few spots southeast. Watch for flooded roads and patchy, dense fog Wednesday morning. We are chilly as well with temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. A few showers will hang across eastern counties but most of... more »
  • School Bus Gets Stuck On Rain-Swollen Bourbon County Road

    May 3, 2011 12:09 PM

    No one was hurt Tuesday morning after a school bus got stuck on a flooded road in Bourbon County. The incident happened on Levy Road near North Middletown. The school bus driver said he underestimated how high the water on the road was based on how high it was... more »
  • UPDATE: Beshear Headed Back To Western Kentucky As Flooding Worsens

    May 3, 2011 10:01 AM

    PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - As flooding intensifies in western Kentucky, the commonwealth has opened a Regional Emergency Coordination Center at the Benton Armory in Marshall County. The center is assisting local emergency response efforts, allowing local, state, and federal officials to coordinate broad emergency responses across the region. ... more »