By Portia Williams
GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — According to Buford Hurley, Greenup County (Ky.) E-911 director, the Little Sandy River rose to threatening levels Wednesday, prompting the National Weather Service issue a flood warning.
“Yesterday the National Weather Service issued a River-Flood Warning for Little Sandy. It reached 20.8 feet at 9 a.m. The flood stage is at 21 feet,” Hurley said.
According to Hurley, Little Sandy had been expected to continue to rise to 21.3 feet by Wednesday afternoon. Remarkably, he said the only result from the rise in Little Sandy was minor flooding.
“The only thing that we had was minor flooding in some of the agricultural areas. What it did do for us was create traffic issues at some of the low-lying areas where the water would come across into the roadway and block intersections in different parts of the county,”Hurley said.
Hurley said he confirmed with local weather officials that Little Sandy has receded.
“I know that it crested yesterday evening, and it should recede very quickly, so that is a good thing there,” he said.
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