According to the National Weather Service Paducah Bureau, Princeton has received nearly 6 inches of rain in the first half of the month.
Around western Kentucky, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued warnings about streets being covered by water. River areas are seeing flood levels in the minor and moderate stages. The Ohio River is forecast to crest at Paducah at 47 feet on Feb. 20, in the moderate flood stage, and at 45.5 feet at Smithland Lock and Dam on Feb. 19 in the minor flood stage.
In Princeton, water has been seen over roads this week in several flood-prone areas. Brennan Drive and Highland Avenue have seen flooded residential yards and water over neighborhood streets.
Thus far in February, Princeton has had 5.67 inches of rain, with 2.59 inches coming on Feb. 4 alone. This week alone has seen 2.77 inches of rain fall on Caldwell County, according to NWS meteorologist Sean Poulos.
The National Weather Service warns people to be cautious when driving over water on roads. "Turn around; don't drown" won't just save drivers some embarrassment. It may save their lives.