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Emergency Management Warns Of Flash Flooding Concerns In Franklin Co.

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 17:59:01-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Franklin County Emergency Management workers are urging drivers to be careful on the roads as they are at risk for flash flooding.

All of the recent rainfall caused Benson Creek to rise up, and with about four to six more inches of rain in the forecast for this week, Franklin County Emergency Management Director said that flash flooding is a big concern.

“Flooded roadways with current are really, really dangerous for people, especially at nighttime,” said Russell.

The creek’s waters are choppy and moving fast, posing a significant risk if you get swept in.

Russell advises, if you see water in the street, wait or take another route.

“If you’ll give it a half hour or something like that, you probably can drive through it in a relatively short amount of time,” he said.

EMA officials are also asking that people stay away from walking along or near creeks with rising water.