By Sarah Lang
For the Times Sentinel
Creeks in Boone County surpassed major flood levels Thursday night, April 18, prompting the Boone County Commissioners to declare a state of emergency early Friday morning, April 19. The flooding caused a multitude of problems, such as stranded motorists and residents without electricity or working toilets.
The flooding was worse than Mike Martin, director of Boone County Emergency Management Agency, has seen in a long time.
“It’s been a while,” he said, adding “old-timers” were saying it was worse than the flood of 1957.
All schools in the county were closed Friday, as were libraries, and city and county offices. The commissioners downgraded the state of emergency to a watch level at 3:30 p.m. Friday, meaning the conditions were still dangerous but allowing for some local travel. Travel status was returned to normal at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.