Kentucky flooding leaves residents displaced

By: Sean Evans
By: Sean Evans

PIKE COUNTY, Kentucky (WYMT) - A few dozen people are temporarily living at a high school gym after flash flooding in Kentucky on Saturday night.

Most say they left their homes quickly after seeing the flood waters coming their way.

Many of those displaced lost everything.

Crews worked through the night to rescue those endangered by the rising flood waters.

"Vehicles overturned in roadways, in creeks washed off. I'd say ten times worse than the may flood," said one resident. "I mean, it's indescribable. I mean, it's pretty bad."

Residents in the Zebulon and Raccoon communities were some of the hardest hit in Pike County.

"This one come up in a matter of minutes," explained a Pike County resident. "We waded in water up to our waist, and up above our waist to get these people out of their homes before the flood come. And it just come that fast"

Some only escaped with the clothes on their backs.

"I got over here to get my mother out, I got her out. And, she's lost everything she's got, too. I can't even find my trailer. It's awful when you have to stand and watch your whole life just go down the creek," one woman said.

As of right now, two are confirmed dead because of flooding, however, many were saved by rescue crews overnight.

The communities, barely restored after last year's flood, now face an even tougher challenge.

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