Flood Waters Still Rising for Some

By: Michael Wooten Email
By: Michael Wooten Email

These people thought they'd dodged the flash flooding. They made it through Saturday and Sunday's heavy rains with no high water, but by early Monday morning, backwater flooding began creeping in.

Everett Dean spent last weekend helping his daughter move into her new home. Seven days later there's two feet or more of muddy water inside. The small creek in back of her house turned the entire bottom into a lake. Now, the only way to get in and out is by boat.

The Deans moved as much as they could as high as they could to keep it out of the water. The family escaped unharmed but say they've lost just about all their belongings.

The backwater flooding started where the Guyandotte River connects with Coleman Creek. Many of the homes along Coleman Creek still have several feet of water inside. Most do not have flood insurance.


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