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  1. Feb 23, 2018 #1

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    http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/2018/02/23/kentucky-governor-declares-state-emergency/

    Kentucky governor declares state of emergency
    February 23, 2018
    WPSD Staff
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    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has declared a statewide emergency in response to heavy rains across the state that have caused flooding and infrastructure damage.

    The governor’s office announced the state of emergency order in a news release Friday evening. The order, which will be in place for 30 days, enables state resources to be prepared to help cities and counties when needed. Severe storms with heavy rain and strong winds have been affecting parts of the state since Feb. 9. Landslides and mudslides have caused injuries, infrastructure damage, and damage to farms, as well as government, commercial and private properties, the governor’s office says.
    Search and rescue teams have been put on standby to help with evacuations as needed, the governor’s office says, and state cabinet partners and the National Guard are preparing for flood response.

    Search and rescue teams have been put on standby to help with evacuations as needed, the governor’s office says, and state cabinet partners and the National Guard are preparing for flood response.



    This is getting serious, went for a ride today over the Cumberland and TN rivers,
    All you can see for miles in every direction is land under water, can't even tell where the rivers are.
    Tomorrow they are predicting tornado's , storms , and 2-4 " more rain.



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    Stay safe!
    While we are still getting rain it is not longer 3 inches plus...
    Keeping you all in my thoughts.
     
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    The Ohio River is flooded - at least in several counties. So are the tributaries.

    More rain through the next 24 hours, then hopefully we start to dry out.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2018 #4

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    Will keep you folks in my heart. I'm atop a ridge feeding 2 watersheds. Not much danger here except from tornadoes.
     
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    Stay safe everyone in those areas and evacuate if needed to higher ground.
     
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    Tennessee River is at 375.1 this morning. They, again, changed the crest to "above action stage till further notice". The meteorologist don't know what's going to happen any more than I do! It's gonna do what it's gonna do.
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    Went for another ride today , It was raining hard all day , and every field , as far as the eye can see is under water.
    I've never seen this condition in my lifetime.

    And now we are going to get a ton more rain.
    Right now there are Tornado's on the ground along the Ky , MO border headed east.

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    Guess I better go open the tornado shed and get our quilts and pillows in there .
    May spend the night in there.

    Jim
     
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    Keeping you and those in potential harms way in our prayers @phideaux, saw similar in the 1974 floods here in Australia just a sea of water everywhere.
     
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    Stay safe... Keeping you in my thoughts!
     
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    Had to detour 23 miles due to flooding. Made it to work hopefully I won't have to swim home.
     
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    I just checked the birmingham weather satellite images. This nasty storm is about 2 hours away... They have changed the tornado risk to high. I guess I'm going to up most of the night.:( Hoping @phideaux and @gumpy are okay! ;)
     
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    Our sirens went off bout 30 minutes ago but it missed us. Lotsa rain/wind that's all.
     
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    I don't have sirens here and last week I discovered my short wave, am/fm radio stopped working. I've been shopping for a new one, was going to post here for recomendations. When I lose my satellite internet (which will happen) I'm going to be blind! I may go out and sit in my truck and listen for warnings on it's radio.
     
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    We keep our NOAH weather radio on 24-7! I like stormy weather and wife doesn't! Funny how we're on different ends of the spectrum on so many subjects.
    @Peanut how's the weather there?
     
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    I've been getting bands of rain since this morning, nothing serious. Temps are high, to high for my comfort level during tornado season. I have a little NOAH radio. I put fresh batteries in it and plugged it into a new outlet I just installed in my bedroom but I'm not sure it works. It was in a drawer for several years. I lost the instruction booklet. :(
     
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    @Peanut Looks like its getting close to you!
     
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    I like stormy weather, but my Dear Hubby doesn’t. :) Especially now - I woke him up to come down to the basement when the tornado sirens went off. He’d much rather be back in bed sleeping through them.
     
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    I checked the tv radar, it must be moving slower than I thought. It's still about an hour and 20 minutes away.

    My tool room was built with cinder block walls, the holes were poured full of mortar from the top with a piece of rebar 8ft long in each. It's my tornado room. I've already prepared it for the night... hopefully I don't have to use it.
     
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    It is slow! We're still getting alarms from the radio!
     
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    Winds have picked up, getting a steady breeze out of the southwest, about 20mph. The nasty weather is about 50 minutes away. :(

    Fast moving fronts are less dangerous, produce small tornadoes. Slow moving fronts produce EF3 and above tornadoes... This one is slowing... :( Over the past 2 hours...
     
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    Peanut, check to see if you're within in range for a TV antenna. I have satellite TV here but have an antenna for when weather knocks the sat out.
     
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    @Peanut ! How did the storms end up?
     
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    We went to the Bunker , for about 45 minutes
    when tornado's were heading our way, they were spotted within 15 miles of us,

    They missed us, it got windy, and another 2" of rain.

    No damage on my place...haven't seen the news this morning to see how much local damage.

    Hope you guys got thru it..

    Dodged another bullet....except, I imagine the flooding is gonna be worse.
    Glad I'm on top of a hill.



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    Boy, you all are really taking it on the chin up that way.

    I'm hoping Peanut's absence is about power failure and not something bigger.
     
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    Hoping @Peanut checks in soon.
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    I guess having to keep blowing snow off the drive way and sidewalks isn't so bad after all.

    Prayers and positive thoughts going out to all affected.
     
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    Maybe we should do a roll call to make sure everyone is ok this morning.

    Paging Peanut!
     
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    Breezy, nothing more but a little rain, not sure how much, at least an inch though. We're okay! Sorry for the late post... When I did crash I slept like a rock!:)
     
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    When I switched to satellite I kept the tv antenna as a back up. I lost it during the april 2011 tornado out break. I have to have a pole over 40ft. They get pricey at that height so I never replaced it.
     

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