Ky. flooding: ‘Many residents are suffering’ as some rivers haven’t crested
Mar. 2—Flooding tormented Kentuckians in several counties Tuesday thanks to river crests that neared or surpassed records, long after the culprit — heavy rain — had disappeared.
Significant flooding occurred south of the Bluegrass Parkway while moderate flooding occurred in Central Kentucky, according to the National Weather Service. A flood warning persisted for those communities along the Kentucky River.
Several Eastern Kentucky counties experienced heavy flooding, with one county official saying the flooding was “unlike anything most of us have ever seen.”
WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey said the Kentucky River was “the river of most concern” Tuesday morning.
The Kentucky River was expected to crest at 38.9 feet Tuesday morning near Ravenna, 17.9 feet above flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.
The Kentucky River was also expected to crest Wednesday at 37.9 feet, nearly 8 feet above flood stage at High Bridge Lock.