Paducah

Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...
Area residents once again face the impact of major flooding. Rivers rose to flood levels after very heavy rain fell in the region. Flood warnings were in effect late last week for rivers throughout the region. Heavy rain was falling in Union County Thursday morning, when this issue of Monday’s Pub...
Water rushed over a ford at the Trail of Tears State Forest last Saturday morning following a night of very heavy rain fall.
Union County officials were hoping for the best as major flood conditions were in the forecast this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. The hopeful outlook came even as forecasts were calling for the possibility of more heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday, today....
Flood warnings remained in effect in the region this week for the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. The National Weather Service office in Paducah last week issued flood warnings for both rivers. Recent heavy rainfall upstream on both rivers was leading to rising levels on both rivers. Union County is...
The National Weather Service office in Paducah last week issued flood warnings for the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in the region. The warnings were issued Wednesday, April 5. Recent heavy rainfall upstream on both rivers was leading to rising levels on both rivers. Minor flooding was expected to...
Snow and cold followed quickly on the heels of 75-degree temperatures during the past week in the Union County area. Bitter cold temperatures were in the forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of this week.  The National Weather Service office in Paducah early this week issued a freeze warning...
A utility pole in Anna was left leaning haphazardly following heavy thunderstorms Tuesday night, Feb. 28, into the early morning on Wednesday, March 1. Photo by Amber Skelton.
A week after the region experienced deadly tornadoes, another round of severe weather rumbled through the region Monday night and early Tuesday, March 6-7. Tornadoes swept through Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois Monday night and early Tuesday morning, Feb. 28 and March 1. The tornadoes...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest recently recognized Mike Hancock as employee of the quarter for his extra efforts.
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest recently recognized Mike Hancock as employee of the quarter for his extra efforts. The Forest Service reported in a news release that Hancock regularly works beyond his normal duties as an engineer and survey technician. He has installed interpretive...
Do you enjoy recording weather conditions in your own backyard?  Do you like to keep track of how much rain or snow fell at your location?  If so, the National Weather Service office in Paducah says that you might want to consider joining the CoCoRaHS network. In a notice which was posted on its...

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