flood rescueMADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/26/13) – With a complete after-action review of the severe weather event that occurred within the city limits of Madisonville on Monday, the Madisonville Police Department (MPD) has issued the following law enforcement summary of activity to keep local citizens informed.
 
The event started with the torrential rain and the first of over 300 weather-related calls to MPD at approximately 10:00 AM. Within moments of these incoming calls, law enforcement officials became very aware of the potential seriousness of the developing issues.
 
It was during this time that various emergency plans were activated in an attempt to save both life and property. The plans included evacuation of flooded areas, rerouting traffic and notification to area residents. As these plans went underway, MPD found a valuable resource in the federal surplus vehicle acquired through the diligent coordination with the Federal Government Property System. These vehicles were used in the rescue of 11 stranded citizens and numerous transports of supplies and personnel in flooded areas.
 
MPD officials stated, “With these thoughts in mind, we are thankful for no reported loss of life as a result of this dangerous event. However, we take this time to remind the citizenry of the importance of having personal and family emergency plans practiced and in place, as we understand that severe weather can and will be present in our future.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Chief Wade Williams (Madisonville Police Department)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15121

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 7563

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5757

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4447

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3654

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45615

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15121

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 04, 2015 1494

Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 1266

Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Town

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1126

More Dental Patients Using ER in Kentucky

by Al Cross
July 04, 2015 970

Kentucky Sees Sharp Rise in Newborn…

by Al Cross
July 04, 2015 929

Recycling Equals Fun During iRecycling Regatta

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 869

4th Fest Ends with ‘a Bang’ of Music, Fireworks

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 843

Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer Enjoying…

by Dick Brown
July 04, 2015 770

Annual Fireworks Display Heralds in Fourth of…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 728

KDA Marketing Chief Tells Panel Kentucky Proud…

by Ted Sloan
July 04, 2015 715

Keeping the Faith - 'Safer among the Christian…

by Ronnie McBrayer