We’ll hear about the devastating storms that swept through the south on today’s Here and Now. To give a scale to the disasters, NPR points to this map from the National Weather Service. Blue dots represent high winds. Green dots represent hail. Tornadoes are red.
by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has sent a letter to President Barack Obama seeking a federal disaster declaration. Beshear is touring western Kentucky today to review storm damage, and a presidential declaration could make federal relief funds available. “Obviously some of the damage is unknown, yet, because we won’t know […]
by Angela Hatton and Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield is on a tour of western Kentucky counties affected by flooding and storms. The Congressman visited Calloway County this morning and spoke with Murray Mayor Bill Wells about severe damage from Monday night’s storms. Whitfield says they also spoke about federal grants […]
Heavy rain tomorrow is expected to exacerbate flooding in Louisville, but the full effects won’t be seen until later in the week. National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Callahan says rain will fall off and on tonight and pickup tomorrow shortly after sunrise. It will continue throughout the day, bringing enough water to raise the Ohio […]
The Ohio River is several feet above flood stage, and it’s expected to rise further in the coming days. The river is over 29 feet high in Louisville. Flood stage is 23 feet. National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Callahan says rainfall predicted for Tuesday and Wednesday will likely bring the Ohio to 33 feet. “We’re […]
With the Ohio River currently five feet over the flood stage and more rain expected, the National Weather Service’s flash flood watches and warnings continue for much of the area, including Louisville. The NWS further says the worst may be yet to come, as rainfall is expected to continue throughout and the coming days. All of […]
by Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Severe weather has been especially heavy this spring in Kentucky. However, if trends hold true, University of Kentucky agriculture meteorologist Tom Priddy predicts summer weather will be comparable to past years. Priddy says the storms of the last few weeks were likely caused by La Niña, which is now […]
National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Schoettmer says highs will be in the low 50s Tuesday, but then increase over the rest of the week.
Severe weather is expected for the next few hours in Louisville and southern Indiana.
A cold front is moving east and pushing an unstable air mass through the region. National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Schoettmer says the storms will likely last until about 4:00 this afternoon.
Metro Sewer District Director Bud Schardein says he expects the river to stay at 26 feet for the next three or four days, even though slightly more rain is in the forecast for Tuesday.
“Were still in a holding patter, we are operating 14 flood pumping plants. They’re doing their job, they’re pumping this rainwater that is hitting the city into the river; and there are no reports of flooding behind the walls or the levee.”