FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Rain moved out of Kentucky Monday, but flooding is still a problem across the state.
— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) March 2, 2021
The South Fork Kentucky River peaked at 44.33 feet Monday in Booneville, cutting off the town.
It topped the previous record of 43.4 feet, which was set in 1957.
Flood stage is 27 feet.
Other spots down river on the Kentucky River will reach their peaks on Tuesday.
Moderate flooding is expected along the Kentucky River, and could approach major flood thresholds in some locations. Interests along the river should monitor the latest forecasts. #kywx pic.twitter.com/b7RSxdG2cT
— NWS Louisville (@NWSLouisville) March 1, 2021
Near Ravenna, the river is expected to crest at 38.7 feet Tuesday morning.
Flood stage is 21 feet.
Due to the major flooding in the county, the Estill County Emergency Management Agency issued a dire warning to residents.
Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency Sunday night because of the heavy rain.
Some spots in Kentucky saw over 6 inches of rain over the last 3 days.
— Kentucky Mesonet (@kymesonet) March 1, 2021
Flooded roadways are common across the state.
The Hazel Green Volunteer Fire Department in Wolfe County rescued 15 people from flooded homes and vehicles.
In Floyd County, mudslides were reported, covering roads with debris.
Rescuers in Salyersville removed 91 patients from the Salyersville Nursing and Rehabilitation due to flooding.
In Pulaski County, a sinkhole opened up in front of houses.