Heavy rains, flooding across parts of state
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 6, 2015) — In response to heavy rains and flash flooding in many counties across the commonwealth, Gov. Steve Beshear on Saturday declared a statewide emergency effective April 3 to allow local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts.
Beshear and state officials remind drivers that it is important to check travel routes in affected counties prior to getting on the road. Many roads are covered in water, and some have washed out entirely.
The Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center (CEOC), located in Frankfort, remains on alert with staffing from Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and KYNG monitoring the situation, fielding calls and responding to requests for assistance.
Weather safety tips can be found on the Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) website at www.kyem.ky.gov.