My heart and prayers go out to ALL the people who have been affected by the devastating tornadoes that ripped thru the southern and eastern states yesterday. I have been glued to the coverage on television and could cry for all those affected by this catastrophic event.
In Kentucky, the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers have overflowed their banks. The Dam at Kentucky Lake is holding back water levels at near record highs. See this link to check out the flood wall in downtown Paducah. http://126.96.36.199/default.asp?num=3/ Normally that is a walkway on the left side of that cement wall.
Normal summer pool levels for Kentucky Lake are 359 ft. (above sea level). Today it is at 364.6 ft. and they are currrently predicting 373.5 ft. by next wednesday.
According to the Kentucky Lake website http://www.kentuckylake.com/lake-conditions.aspx the record high level to date was 369.99 ft. on 5-11-1984.
If you go to this website you can see how the water is creeping up into the parking lot at Moors Resort.
http://www.kentuckylake.com/klo-members/moors.htm Look at the Moors Harbor Lake Cam. If you click on it, it will open in a larger window.
For the moment our Snug Harbor is safe. Our lake house is high enough that the flood waters shouldn't reach it. However, the lake has already crept past our sea wall and washed away our dock steps. Everyone in our bay has already secured their docks with nylon ropes to trees and sea walls to keep them from floating away once the water forces them to float higher than their pilings. We are hoping for the best.
Again, my prayers go out to those affected by the tornado's. They have lost so much.