Friday, August 12, 2016

Cooler temps could bring (more) flooding

The hot, muggy air should cool off a bit this weekend, but that's only because of a cold front that is expected to stall and dump torrents of rain across the Ohio Valley. In fact, a flash flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Crittenden and several other river counties in multiple states. The watch runs from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday, during which time as much as 6 inches of rain could fall.

The county is already appealing to FEMA for assistance related to $2 million in damage to local infrastructure from July flooding.