Flash Flood Emergency for Louisville

Nearly six inches of rain fell on Jefferson County, Kentucky overnight.  Though only light to moderate rain is expected this morning, with additional rainfall amounts of one to perhaps as much as two inches, a Flash Flood Emergency has been issued due to the fact that any additional rainfall at all will worsen flooding conditions that are already severe.

If you encounter a flooded road, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH IT.  Turn around -- don't drown!

Flash Flood Safety Rules

When a flash flood warning is issued for your area or the moment you first realize that a flash flood is imminent, act quickly to save yourself. You may have only seconds.

Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, stream channels, etc.

Avoid already flooded areas. Do not try to cross a flowing stream on foot.

If driving, stay out of flood waters. The road bed may not be intact under the water.

If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. Rapidly rising water may engulf the vehicle and its occupants and sweep them away.

Do not park your vehicle near streams.

During any flood emergency, stay tuned to your NOAA weather radio, commercial radio, or television. Information from the National Weather Service and disaster and emergency services may save your life.



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