Mandatory Evacuation Order Extended!
A Shelter In Place Warning remains in effect for part of Jefferson county, Bullitt, and Hardin county through extended through 7:15 pm and the Mandatory Evacuation has now been extended until 9:00 pm. Here is the statement per the NWS...
The red inner ciricle is the mandatory evactuation zone.
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED EVACUATION IMMEDIATE KENTUCKY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY 522 PM EDT WED OCT 31 2012 THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE KENTUCKY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND METROSAFE IN LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY.
KENTUCKY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND LOUISVILLE METROSAFE ASK THAT PEOPLE LIVING WITHIN A 1.2 MILE RADIUS OF DIXIE HIGHWAY AND KATHERINE STATION ROAD TO EVACUATE THEIR RESIDENCE TO A SAFE LOCATION UNTIL THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN. THIS EVACUATION INCLUDES MOST LOCATIONS IN WEST POINT KENTUCKY. AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AT THE TRAIN DERAILMENT SITE. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.
Let me define the 1.2 mile Mandatory Evacuation Zone. The ground zero location is at Dixie Highway and Katherin Station Road. The northern edge of this is 0.5 miles south of Lee Driveway & Dixie Highway. The eastern Edge is Ritchley Land and State Highway 44. The southern side of this is West Point, KY.
For the 5 mile Shelter In Place warning... The northern edge is Fincastle Trail and Dixie Highway. The eastern side is 1 mile east of the junction of Brooks Hill Road and Shepherdsville Road. The southern side is 3/4" mile north of the junction of Old Mill Road and Dixie Highway.
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