The swollen Rolling Fork River is expected to crest sometime tomorrow
New Haven, Ky. — Rains over the weekend have swollen the Rolling Fork River reaking havoc on downtown New Haven and surrounding areas in Nelson County.
Downtown New Haven is closed and seven businesses have been evacuated. Fire Chief Freddy Dewitt says that the worst is yet to come. They expect the water to continue to rise over the next 12 to 24 hours and the hold for 12 hours before receding.
Around 15 residences and two apartment complexes have had their access roads covered in water yesterday but are passable today. Residents are warned to stay out of the water if possible, if you have to enter the water make sure you don’t have any open wounds or cuts because the water is not clean.