WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon August 29, 2005
Kentucky Under Flood Watch
Louisville, KY – Remnants of Hurricane Katrina will dump heavy rain on kentucky and weather experts say that will wipe out a summer-long drought for much of the state while bringing the threat of flooding.
A flood watch was in effect for most of Kentucky from noon Monday until Tuesday morning. Though National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Callahan predicts only minor flooding. Katrina could still pack enough of a punch to unleash tropical storm force winds along Kentuck's southern tier.
Governor Fletcher put the Kentucky National Guard on alert for relief missions as the storm that hammered the Gulf Coast moves north through Tennessee and into Kentucky. All leaves for military personnel were cancelled by Major General Donald Storm., the state's adjutant general.
Callahan says soaking rains could total up to five inches in Kentucky, with the heaviest amounts expected Monday night and Tuesday morning and lingering through Wednesday.