Flash flood watch issued for Kentucky, Ohio & West Virginia

PHOTO CREDIT: Banks District Volunteer Fire Department.
PHOTO CREDIT: Banks District Volunteer Fire Department. (Stock Photo from the 2016 WV Floods)

Numerous National Weather Service regional offices have issued a Flash Flood Watch for multiple states along the Ohio River, including Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

According to a statement from the National Weather Service in Charleston, West Virginia, excessive rainfall is possible through Wednesday evening resulting in conditions that are ripe for flash flooding.  The Charleston office has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, and central to northern West Virginia.

“Rain today is saturating already wet grounds, and additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected at times through Wednesday afternoon. Where showers and storms persist, flash flooding will be possible.”

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Residents are being encouraged to monitor creeks and streams, as well as stay abreast to the latest weather reports and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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