Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
1038 PM EDT TUE APR 14 2015

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LAUREL KY-PULASKI KY-ROCKCASTLE KY-
1038 PM EDT TUE APR 14 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  WESTERN LAUREL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
  SOUTHEASTERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
  SOUTHEASTERN ROCKCASTLE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 1030 PM EDT WEDNESDAY

* AT 1031 PM EDT...THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REPORTS
  THAT KY HIGHWAY 89 IN ROCKCASTLE COUNTY NEAR THE LAUREL COUNTY
  LINE HAS HIGH WATER OVER IT DUE TO THE SWOLLEN THE ROCKCASTLE
  RIVER. THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF KY HIGHWAY 1329 IS BLOCKED ALSO DUE TO
  HIGH WATER ALONG THE ROCKCASTLE RIVER. THE ROCKCASTLE RIVER WILL
  CONTINUE TO RISE AND SHOULD CREST BY DAWN ON WEDNESDAY. THE
  EXPECTED CREST ALONG THE ROCKCASTLE RIVER SHOULD BE COMPARABLE TO
  THE CREST NEAR 31 FEET THAT OCCURRED ON MARCH 5TH OF 2015 AT
  BILLOWS. THE ROCKCASTLE RIVER WILL RUN HIGH WELL INTO WEDNESDAY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  LAMERO...HAZEL PATCH...GAULEY...HORSE LICK...BILLOWS...WOOD CREEK
  LAKE...HUXLEY...CRUISE...TEMPLER...LUNER...MERSHONS...ROCKCASTLE
  SPRINGS...CAMP WILDCAT...BALDROCK AND LIVINGSTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3696 8437 3695 8440 3720 8433 3731 8423
      3735 8414 3735 8413 3734 8414 3733 8411
      3730 8410 3715 8423 3702 8427 3694 8431
      3694 8436

$$

JP



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