Daviess County KY Declared in a ‘State of Emergency’
According to Daviess County Judge Executive Al Mattingly, Daviess County is currently under a state of emergency because of the damage from storms on Thursday and Friday morning.
Over 10,000 residents are without power. Citizens are urged to stay off roadways but businesses are not required to close. Please contact your place of employment for operational hours.
Check www.511.ky.gov and monitor local media and NOAA weather alert radios for updates and notifications.
In a press release yesterday, the Kentucky Emergency Management stated:
The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and the Joint Information Center (JIC) remain activated to monitor the situation and coordinate the response for this weather event. “We are experiencing severe weather impacts from a stagnant storm system that continues to generate significant rainfall, tornados and straight line winds, causing fluctuating power outages and damage to local roadways across the Commonwealth," said Michael Dossett, Director of Kentucky Emergency Management. “Some areas of Western Kentucky have seen rainfall totals of more than 15 inches in a short period of time, creating hardships in the most severely impacted areas. This event is happening in conjunction with high temperatures across the Commonwealth, creating further concern for local first responders who are assisting displaced residents. We are reminding all citizens to be mindful of severe weather notifications through local, state and National Weather Service channels, being prepared to take immediate action if directed to do so."