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Flash Flooding Hits Floyd County, Ky.


FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Flash flooding was one of the biggest concerns overnight in Floyd County, especially for homeowners who live in areas prone to flooding.

Mickey McKinney lives along Arkansas Creek Road, and it's nothing new for him to see flood waters in his front yard.

"I'd say at least five times a year the water comes over the road," McKinney said.

He started getting calls from neighbors as early as 6:30 a.m. Friday, telling him Arkansas Creek had risen out of the creek bed and onto the road.

Just down the road on Betsy Clark Branch is Sharon Elliott who was having the same problem.

She said the road is in pieces because, with nearly every storm, flooding causes major problems, and this morning was no different.

"Water was just gushing out of here," Elliott said. "It's gone down a lot, but this morning water was just gushing out of here."

Both McKinney and Elliott said debris and trash in the water keeps clogging up the many culverts in the creek. Even though there's a simple solution, it's enough to keep them on their toes.

McKinney said he has tried to have the county dredge out Arkansas Creek, but they say EPA regulations won't allow it. So, unfortunately for the people of Arkansas Creek Road, they've pretty much just gotten used to it.


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