Published: Sun, February 25, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

A rain filled weekend

A rain filled weekend

A 1-year-old girl died after falling into standing water Wednesday in central Michigan's Fairplain Township, according to the state police, reports The Associated Press.

Saturday, there will be a 60 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon, with a high of 45, the weather service said.

The following roads in District 5 have water over part or all of the roadway.

The areas at greatest risk are the east and southeast slopes, though any given location could experience excessive rainfall and flash flooding.

At 9:45 AM Thursday the stage was 18.4 feet. The casino is housed on a riverboat. We're facing backwater from the Green River and the Ohio River, and we could see headwater now, too.

Several government entities have declared a state of emergency as a result of the rising waters.

Alexandria, Ky. Red Cross Shelter now open and operating at the Alexandria Community Center - 8236 W. Main Street, Alexandria, Ky. So, the next rain we get is not going to soak into the ground; it's going to run off. "Other ones could potentially be as long as a week plus". He described life this week in the house as "hell", noting couch cushions floating in water in his basement.

So, stay dry and safe, and we'll see you on Sunrise.

On official with Kentucky Emergency Management said the expected flooding will "not be quite as significant at the 1997 event but it will be very close". Classes in several buildings were relocated and the school put up sand-filled barriers in an attempt to curb flooding.

State cabinet partners and the National Guard are also preparing for flood response activities. It later restarted at limited capacity. Flood stage for the river is at 25 feet, which is expected to be reached Sunday afternoon.

Bring outdoor furniture and yard decorations inside to protect items from further flood damage or loss. Tracking another storm later in the week that will rain Thursday and some snow by Friday.

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