EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSKENTUCKY FLOODING
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Areas Of Olive Hill Hit With Flooding
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Videographer: Chris Mazhivanhanga
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Jul. 27, 2012 5:21 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012 10:20 AM EDT
Olive Hill , Carter County , Kentucky
Heather Griffith says, "The trailer was on this foundation here, and about 500 feet down there is where it ended up. It got washed. The two cars that they had was washed completely out."
It started out as a pretty scary morning for neighbors along state highway 1025 in Olive Hill Kentucky, when this creek overflowed, sending water chest deep in some of the homes.
Griffith says, "There's no words to describe how scary it is being stuck. I mean if it wasn't for the rope and stuff here we wouldn't have got out. We would have been stranded."
Their family used the rope to guide them out of the high water. About a dozen homes took on high water overnight, and one, got ripped right off the foundation.
Jack Scott says, "Well I've lived here 42 years and I've never seen the flood this bad in this area."
Crews were out all day clearing up debris and checking out parts of roads that washed away.
Larry McDavid / Carter Couty Roads
"We've got the whole workforce going wide open trying to get people out."
There were no injuries reported during the floods, but even though the waters have receded... life won't be the same for this family. Griffith says, "We're going to try to salvage everything and try to find another place."
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