FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MADISON COUNTY

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(February 24, 2011) The National Weather Service in Louisville, Kentucky has issued a Flash Flood WATCH which includes Madison County. The Flash Flood WATCH remains in effect through Friday morning.
Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected across central Kentucky beginning early today. Rains are expected to persist throughout today with the heaviest rains and scattered thunderstorms likely early tonight. Rainfall totals are expected to be in the 3 to 4 inch range, which could cause flash flooding problems.
Areas at most risk for flash flooding include urban areas with poor drainage, any low-lying areas, and small creeks and streams.
A Flash Flood WATCH means conditions may develop which could lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Severe weather is possible for Madison County after 11:00 PM tonight. Sustained winds of 15-25 mph are expected, with gusts of up to 35 mph possible.
Stay informed by checking local weather forecasts and listen to local officials.
If you must travel, DO NOT attempt to walk or drive across flooded roadways or streams. Remember the slogan: “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”
Madison County Emergency Management Agency will be in contact with the National Weather Service throughout the course of the Flash Flood WATCH.
Madison County EMA reminds residents to check their emergency supplies kit—have fresh batteries for radios and flashlights.

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