KYEM CONTINUES MONITORING STRONG WEATHER SYSTEM
Contact: Kentucky Joint Information Center
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 8, 2016) – The State Emergency Operations Center and
the Kentucky Joint Information Center remain activated at Level IV and
continue to monitor the strong weather system that has impacted the
Commonwealth over the last few days. The system has dropped at least 15
inches of rain in some areas of western Kentucky, resulting in severe
flooding causing roads and bridges to wash out.
KYEM has been communicating with the Governor, state partners and local
officials throughout the incident. The Kentucky National Guard assets are on
standby should assistance be requested. KYEM has received no reports of
injuries or deaths associated with the weather system. However, five minor
injuries were reported when a tornado struck from this weather system struck
a local business in Louisa, KY on July 4.
Michael E. Dossett, Director of Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) “With
Governor Bevin’s declaration of a State of Emergency, KYEM is able to assist
county officials and responders by leveraging requested state assets.”
The following city and counties have declared States of Emergencies:
City of Cadiz
City of Princeton
KYEM reminds citizens to stay aware of their surroundings and weather in
their area. Some safety tips to remember:
Already saturated ground can cause additional flash flooding and trees to
“Turn Around Down Drown”
Never approach downed powerlines, report them to your utility provider
and/or local emergency management
If you have any damages associated with this storm system, KYEM encourages
you to report weather related damages to local officials, take photos of the
damage and keep any repair receipts from the damages.
All media inquiries regarding the state response should be directed to (502)
All public inquiries regarding the state response should be directed to
State officials are monitoring social media and encourage the use of #kywx
when posting to social media in order to increase situational awareness.
A copy of the Governor’s State of Emergency can be found at
http://kyem.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx where you can also “like” us on
Facebook and “follow” us on Twitter.