Why Kentucky’s new flood advisory is the right call
A new flood watch issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Interior will keep the state’s flood danger at the highest level since last November, even though some areas have received more rain than forecast, according to a statement from the U and state agencies.
The alert, which will be in effect from 10 a.m. until midnight, applies to most of the state, including the counties of Butler, Butler County, Marion, Franklin, Jackson and Wayne.
That includes parts of western Kentucky, Kentucky’s southeastern border and parts of southeastern Indiana.
The flood advisory was issued after the U, the federal government, and the state of Kentucky began a three-day drought review that resulted in a $3 billion settlement with the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Services has been monitoring the drought through the end of the week.
In a statement Tuesday, the U said that “while the state has received more rainfall than forecast over the last several days, the water level in some of the hardest hit areas has not been sufficient to sustain the anticipated water levels in these areas.”
The state agency said that in most areas the water is expected to rise by up to 2 feet.
The advisory is in effect until the water recedes, it said.
More:Dry weather is expected in Kentucky for the next several days.
Some areas may see heavy rains, including parts of parts of eastern Kentucky, western Kentucky and western Indiana.
Flood watches are issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to protect the public from flooding.
The Kentucky Department of Emergency Management issued a similar flood advisory for Monday, and officials say that will continue through Tuesday.
Kentucky is expected be in a dry zone for the rest of the month.
It is also expected to be in an area of high water during the next two weeks.
The National Weather Survey says the state is at a high risk for heavy rain during the first two weeks of next week.