Judge-Executive and Mayor Issue State of Emergency

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COVINGTON, Ky. - The Mayor of the City of Covington declared an emergency today in the City due to the extensive flooding occurring as a result of excessive rainfall in the region.
 
Mayor Joseph U. Meyer made the declaration in conjunction with an Order of Kenton County Judge-Executive Kris A. Knochelmann declaring an emergency in Kenton County.
 
City management and emergency personnel have been closely monitoring the flooding conditions in an effort to ensure the health and safety of the City’s residents and citizens.
 
Excessive rainfall has created extensive flooding conditions in the City. The City’s Public Improvements staff installed floodgates in the City’s levees to stop the floodwaters from the Ohio and Licking rivers.