• Use care when cleaning up flood damage

    The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reminds people to proceed with caution when dealing with floodwater in their homes. Floodwater can affect homes by damaging materials, introducing unknown contaminants including sewage and creating dampness throughout the home. Please take the following steps during flooding: Keep children and pets out of the affected area...

  • Severe Weather Probable for Fayette County

    Strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to be probable today through Tuesday evening with damaging winds, large hail and torrential rainfall being the primary weather hazards. An isolated tornado will also be possible. Given already wet grounds from recent heavy rainfall…flash flooding will be a concern with each round of storms. Heat...

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown

    With more heavy rain in the Bluegrass this week, many low-lying roads in the area are flooding. Already we’ve seen at least one water rescue in an adjacent county after motorists tried to drive through a flooded underpass. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over half of all...

  • March 15-21 is Flooding Awareness Week

    Flooding is the leading cause of severe weather-related deaths in the U.S. claiming on average nearly 100 lives a year. Most of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Many other lives are lost when people walk into or near flood waters. This happens because...

  • Latest weather forecast update – 3:30pm

    Most information from previous forecasts is holding. Rain continues in Fayette County. A Flood Warning will expire at 4pm. The Winter Storm Warning will continue until tomorrow afternoon. Rain will transition to sleet and freezing rain between 5pm and 7pm. There will be a period of freezing rain and then it will...

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