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Hazardous weather expected to impact eastern Kentucky Wednesday

National Weather Service

Severe weather conditions continue to threaten the area Wednesday and Thursday. Meteorologists said the stormy weather that’s been impacting the area all week, which is expected to continue into Friday afternoon, will be reaching a peak Wednesday afternoon.

Meteorologists said heavy rain conditions are expected and could generate localized flooding concerns. They said that although the largest risk for flooding is to the west of the WMKY listening region, the area is still likely to see some impact from the storms.

Jarred Moore, Rowan County Emergency Management Director, said the best thing people can do is stay aware.

“Today’s a wonderful day to stay alert and remain weather aware all day and have a way to receive emergency alerts throughout the night into tomorrow morning as the possibility of flooding exists into tomorrow after these severe storms come through,” said Moore.

Moore added that floods are possible, and he and his crew are doing what they do to stay ahead of the threat.

“I have some gauges set that notify my phone whenever certain heights are reached in a few of our creeks. So, I’m constantly keeping track of the creek levels as we start getting heavy rains,” said Moore.

Having plans in place includes knowing where to evacuate to, having phones charged, medicines packed, and everything else someone might need to survive the night.

For current and up-to-date weather watch and warning information, stay tuned to WMKY.