12:30pm

Wed April 17, 2013
Mountain Kentucky

Heavy Rains Easing for Now

Heavy rains shut down some roads in Southeast Kentucky earlier today.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Sean Harley says some communities received as much as three inches of rain overnight.  He says waters are expected to recede, easing the threat of more flooding today.  “Not in the near term.  We do expect some heavy rain again later in the week, so we will have to watch that real close,” said Harley.

The spring months are known for thunderstorms and drenching rains.  With that comes flash flooding and high water along roadways.  Still, Harley says the vast majority of drowning deaths are tied to poor driving decisions.

“Never ever attempt to drive in an area where water covers the roadway.  The majority of flood related deaths are people who are caught in their vehicles, so just stay out of high water,” added Harley.

Harley says another round of heavy rain could arrive in Kentucky overnight Thursday into early Friday morning.