Floyd and Chickasaw county roads are on the road to recovery following a deluge of rain late Sunday night into Monday morning.
National Weather Service data shows that almost nine inches of rain fell near Chickasaw Township and almost six inches in Bradford Township, both in southwest Chickasaw county. Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and E911 Coordinator Jeff Bernatz confirmed the huge rainfalls in the county, but his office received no reports of flooding. He adds the Cedar Lake dam in Nashua was also able to accommodate the extra flow of water without problem.
Floyd County Emergency Management Coordinator Drew Mitchell says he received several reports of five to eight inches in the county, with some of the heaviest rain in southeast Floyd County.
The torrential rains caused some road washouts and roughed up other roads, but Dusty Rolando, County Engineer for both counties, says it could’ve been worse as they get roads back in travel condition.
Rolando says, until they finish their repairs, motorists should be aware of the possibility of “washboard” spots and temporary closures.