Heavy rain results in flash floods overnight
Jun 06, 2013 | 2908 views | 0 0 comments | 404 404 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Overnight flash flooding created problems for residents.

The Kentucky Mesonet station in Draffenville measured 3.39 inches of rain, most of it falling just after midnight. That is on top of the 4.09 inches that fell early Saturday morning.

Curt Curtner, Chief of the Marshall County Rescue Squad said about a dozen of his members were dispatched after receiving calls of a couple stranded in their home on U.S. 641 near Draffenville. The couple's daughter had phoned 911 when she became concerned about her parent's safety, but when the water rescue team arrived, the couple opted to stay in their home. Curtner said the water was about a foot from making it into the home before it began to recede.

Another call came from two people stranded in a vehicle along Foust Sledd Road.

"They did the right thing. They called 911 and we were able to find them. By the time we arrived the waters had receded."

Curtner reminded residents of the advice, "Turn Around, Don't Drown."

He said just a few inches of water is enough to float a vehicle.

Several roadways in Benton were once again under water overnight. The intersection at Poplar and Main was flooded for the second time in five days. Dump Road (Ky. 1462) remains closed this morning according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

In addition, paving projects across the county have been delayed due to weather. The first project, along U.S. 68 in Fairdealing, has been rescheduled to start on Monday.

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