The National Weather service continued the flood warning for the Ohio River in Owensboro until Friday March 20. Flood stage is 40 feet and on Tuesday the river was 41.8 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The river will continue rising to near 43.4 feet by Friday morning.
Due to potential flooding conditions, empty sandbags will be available at the Daviess County Operations Center, 2620 Highway 81, Owensboro, Kentucky for Daviess County residents. There will be a limit of 100 bags per family. Residents will be responsible for acquiring the sand on their own. Pickup times are as follows:
Tuesday, March 10 – Friday, March 13, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
What Can I Do to Avoid Getting Caught in a Flooded Road or Street?
Most flood-related deaths and injuries could be avoided if people who come upon areas covered with water followed this simple advice: Turn around – don’t drown. The reason that so many people drown during flooding is because few of them realize the incredible power of water. A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles. This includes pickups and SUVs.
Conditions do not currently warrant a declaration for a State of Emergency.
The following roads are closed due to high water:
Boston Laffoon Road
E. Marksberry Road
Haynes Station Road (between Joe Haynes & Jack Hinton)
Old Hwy 54 (between Luther Taylor & Karnes Grove)
Red Hill-Maxwell Rd between Hwy. 231 and Hwy. 140
Old Hwy 54 (between Jack Hinton & Karnes Grove)
E. Pettit Road
Jackson Road N.
N. Chestnut Grove Road
Burns Road (between Fitts & 431)
Rockport Ferry Road
Windy Hill Road
W. 5th Street Road (between Hwy 279 & Hwy 1554)
Hagan Lane South
Lower River Road
French Island Road
New Cut Road East
Little Hurricane Boat Dock
Red Hill-Maxwell Road
Griffith Station Road
Oklahoma Laffoon Road
Karnes Grove Road
Deserter Creek Road
Stevens School Road
Millers Mill Road