Rainy Days Flood Roads and Lakes

By: Stephanie Stang
By: Stephanie Stang

Many Kentucky residents are staying inside for the third day in a row. Parks, like Basil Griffin in Bowling Green, are flooded. More than three inches of rain hit the area these past few days, and with the continuing rainfall, area rivers and lakes are overflowing.

The Warren and Logan County Sheriff's Departments both reported several impassable county and state roads. But the scene is worse in Tennessee with more than 7 inches hitting the area. The Elk, Buffalo, and Harpeth Rivers all reached flood stages Saturday night.

In Knoxville, one apartment complex residents had to be rescued from a mudslide after part of the building broke in half and sunk into the ground. In Indiana, freezing rain and snow is causing many to stay off the roads. Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. have all declared states of emergency due to heavy snowfall.

Washington is struggling through it harshest snowstorm in seven years with businesses and tourist attractions closing. At least five deaths are being blamed on the massive winter storm. Forecasters expect the snow and rain to continue making for hazardous traveling conditions everywhere in the country.

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