There were two heavy rain events from late February through mid-March and local Stormwater Utility officials believe the system held up well.
The “Mesonet” site just north of Hopkinsville recorded 1.54 inches of rain on February 29th and 2.69 inches on March 9th.
Community Development Services Director Steve Bourne spoke at last week’s Hopkinsville City Council meeting and said 16 complaints were received during those events, and almost all were regarding drainage and “logjam” issues.
No homes were flooded and Bourne says the efforts of the Stormwater Utility using taxpayer funds seem to slowly but surely be alleviating some of the major issues which caused Hopkinsville to be flood-prone over the decades.
Bourne and others have acknowledged numerous times that there isn’t enough money and infrastructure in the world to completely prevent flooding in the most extreme storms, but major and minor projects through the city have caused major rain events in the last few years that once would have caused significant flooding to only cause relatively minor issues.