PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Heavy rainfall Monday night proved to be too much for local rivers and streams in some locations across central and eastern Kentucky.
The above video by Stacy Foncannon shows flooding in Pulaski County. Several local roads were covered with water, prompting the National Weather Service out of Louisville to remind the public about safety during flooding situations.
We've had several reports of standing water in Casey County, KY, this morning with the showers and storms that moved through. If you encounter flooded roads, remember to turn around, don't drown! A flood warning remains in effect for the area through 1230pm EDT/1130am EDT #kywx
— NWS Louisville (@NWSLouisville) May 5, 2020
According to the London Police Department, several roadways are covered by water and areas creeks are overflowing due to heavy rain.
Law enforcement, emergency management, and first responders reminding drivers that crossing what appears to be shallow water can be hazardous.
“Use caution, roadways are water covered in some areas and creeks are overflowing due to heavy rains,” the London Police Department warned in an advisory.
“The average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water. Attempting to drive through water may stall your engine, with the potential to cause irreparable damage if you try to restart the engine. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route,” police added.