flood warning http://wkms.org en Widespread Flash Flooding of Roadways in Western Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/widespread-flash-flooding-roadways-western-kentucky <p><em>From the American Red Cross:</em></p><p>The Paducah Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened a temporary shelter for those in need due to flooding at First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001. If you need to seek shelter, bring your medications or other necessary items with you. If you need immediate disaster assistance, please contact American Red Cross at 270-442-3575.&nbsp;</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Keith Todd, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:</em></p><p><strong>Update at 10:09 am: </strong>Floodwaters have shorted out the traffic signal at the I-24/US 60 Exit 4 Interchange in McCracken County. &nbsp;4-Way stop signs will be put out at this intersection as soon as floodwaters recede. Hickman County reports KY 80 is closed by floodwaters at the 3 mile marker in the Arlington West End area. KY 1628 is closed between the 1 and 3mm in Hickman Co. Motorists should avoid these areas. Also, City of Paducah Parks are closed due to flooding, Live on Broadway canceled.&nbsp;</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update at 8:35 am:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Additional counties are now reporting widespread flooding of roadways.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Calloway reports flooding at the intersection of KY 94 at KY 1660/Johnny Robertson Road and at several spots along KY 121 in the county. &nbsp;A tree is reported blocking KY 121 in the New Concord area.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Trigg County reports water over various highways. &nbsp;Water is over US 68 between the 11 and 12 mile marker. &nbsp;This is near the entrance to Lake Barkley State Park.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hickman County reports KY 58 is CLOSED by floodwaters at the 10 mile marker near Clinton.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KY 1820 is CLOSED by floodwaters at the Graves-Hickman County line.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water is over roadways at other locations too numerous to list.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Motorists are urged to avoid unnecessary travel. &nbsp;If you do have to travel slow down and use extreme caution.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/">Latest weather conditions from Paducah National Weather Service</a>.</span></p><p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:19:27 +0000 Matt Markgraf 31841 at http://wkms.org Widespread Flash Flooding of Roadways in Western Kentucky Flood Warnings for Kentucky, Tennessee Near Mississippi River http://wkms.org/post/flood-warnings-kentucky-tennessee-near-mississippi-river <p></p><p>The National Weather Service is issuing flood warnings in Kentucky and Tennessee as the Mississippi River starts to slowly rise from northern floodwaters, but officials say the rising water should not have a significant impact.</p><p>NWS Meteorologist Marlene Mickelson in Memphis says the lower part of the Mississippi River will see elevated levels through the next two weeks. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:31:39 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30894 at http://wkms.org Flood Warnings for Kentucky, Tennessee Near Mississippi River