APRIL 5, 2015
Here we go again……
By Catrina Vargo
Louisa, KY — No longer had flood waters from a couple weeks ago receded, UNtil a major thunderstorm hit Lawrence County and the surrounding area yesterday evening, April 3, causing flash floods throughout the area.
What began as a rainy Friday morning, turned into an all out thunderstorm by late afternoon, producing heavy rain and strong wind. By the time it was over, water covered several roads, washed out driveways, caused rock slides, and once again caused creeks and rivers to overflow.
No injuries were reported, but according to Lawrence County Emergency Management, there were many incidents of property damage. A bright and sunny Saturday morning found many surrounded by high water…..again.
Following is a statement by Lawrence Co. Emergency Management Director, Michael Woods…
EMS Director COMMENT – ” Several cars that were stranded in high water on 32 that LFD had to help. Then others on KY 201 that Webbville FD assisted. Law co SAR was blocked by water on ky 3 north of Fallsburg and couldn’t get any further to assist Webbville.
We had Knott county SAR coming from Elliott Co to help but they were blocked in Blaine by high water. Cherryville had some stuck on high water on Donathon that they had to help.
Blaine had two subjects trapped in a residence by water on Irish creek but they were blocked off and couldn’t reach them but neighbors were finally able to get them out.
Fallsburg FD had a couple of homes on 3d rd that were reported to have people possibly trapped in them but turned out to not be occupied by anyone. Departments were also out on many slides breaks and other high water issues.
One large slide on KY 2037 kept that road blocked through the night as the state cleared it. This slide also resulted in a large diameter gas line being exposed but the company checked it and advised it was stable.”
See additional story in THE LAZER
BOIL WATER ADVISORY ALSO ISSUED neariny city wide
Attention! The City of Louisa Water Department has issued a boil water advisory for the following areas:
Springdale Estates, Butternut Drive, Cynthia Chapel, Silver Fox Drive, Broadleaf, KY 2565 from Wilson,s Funeral Home to US 23, US 23 from Springdale Estates south to the end of their supply area. This includes all side roads from any of the above mentioned roadways.