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Flood Warning issued for the WMSK Listening Area until March 30 at 12:00AM EDT by NWS Paducah

Flood Warning issued for the WMSK Listening Area until March 30 at 12:00AM EDT by NWS Paducah

Bill Stephens

March 21st, 2020

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Henderson; Union…The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Indiana…Kentucky…Illinois…Missouri…Ohio River at Newburgh Dam…Mount Vernon…J.T. Myers Dam…Shawneetown…Paducah…Olmsted Lock and Dam…Cairo.

The Ohio River continues to rise from Newburgh Lock and Dam to Cairo.The river will crest late next week through next weekend.The Flood Warning continues forthe Ohio River at Mount Vernon* from Sunday afternoon to Sunday March 29.* At 6:00 AM Friday the stage was 33.5 feet.* Flood Stage is 35.0 feet.* Minor flooding is forecast.* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Sunday afternoon andcontinue to rise to near 39.4 feet by next Friday afternoon the 27th.The river will fall below flood stage by Sunday afternoon the 29th.* Impact…At 40.0 Feet…Farm land and some main roads are flooded inplaces southwest and west of Mt. Vernon.

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