September 10, 2018
Heavy weekend rain continues to cause issues for many areas of Kentucky Monday after the precipitation subsided.
Areas in Bath, Morgan, Menifee, Fleming and Rowan counties remain under a flood warning until 11 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The flooding caused Montgomery County to declare a state of emergency, according to the Mount Sterling Police Department. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported many roads closed in the county. More than 6 inches of rain fell during the weekend in Mt. Sterling, the National Weather Service reported.
Crews resumed their search Monday morning in Rowan County for an 8-year-old boy who was swept into a culvert by rushing waters, Morehead Mayor Jim Tom Trent said. The boy has been missing since around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when he got caught in flood waters near Morehead Middle School, according to WYMT.
Nearly 50 first responders “searched tirelessly for the missing child as well as keeping our citizens safe by directing traffic, assisting pedestrians and motorists,” Mayor Trent said.
By Mike Stunson