Division of Water warns against contact with floodwater
FRANKFORT, KY (AP) —
The Kentucky Division of Water wants people to know about the dangers of floodwater as flooding continues in parts of western Kentucky.
The Division of Water says people should avoid contact with floodwater and not try to cross flooded roads or enter flooded areas, either in a vehicle or on foot. It’s hard to tell how deep water is, it moves rapidly and it may carry large debris that can cause injury.
Also, sanitary sewers may overflow and leak into floodwaters, so no contact should be made with floodwaters to avoid potential contamination.
The agency says floodwaters also pose the danger of electrical shock due to downed wires.
Residents also shouldn’t consume food or water that has been exposed to floodwaters, including well, spring or city water.