Upcoming Harvey Rainfall Leads to City’s Request for Residents to Submit Storm Water Information

request for storm water informationDate of release:  August 30, 2017

Today’s weather forecast for the Paducah area indicates that the city could receive three or more inches of rain between tonight and Friday night from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey.  The amount of rain depends upon how far north the storm moves.  Due to the possibility of heavy rain, the Comprehensive Storm Water Master Plan project team is requesting that residents continue to collect and submit data regarding storm water on their property.

City Engineer & Public Works Director Rick Murphy says, “This rain event provides a golden opportunity for residents to help us collect much needed data for the Master Plan.  The photographs and information submitted by residents will help the study team in the development of solutions designed to mitigate flooding in targeted problem areas.”

Murphy adds, “This is a true community effort to identify the problem areas, research possible solutions, and determine the appropriate level of service for the storm water issues.”

Residents are encouraged to provide as much information as possible about this or any previous flooding event that has affected their business or home.  Photos showing the extent of flooding, date of the rain event, and the property’s address are extremely useful for the study effort.  Photos and firsthand accounts can be submitted through email at stormwateranddrainage@paducahky.gov

In March of this year, the City of Paducah contracted with Strand Associates, Inc. who is being assisted by Paducah-based Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. to complete a Comprehensive Storm Water Master Plan for Paducah.