Flood Cleanup Continues in Eastern Kentucky

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) -- Three days after torrential downpours, the cleanup continues in Johnson County, Kentucky. People living in Tutor Key say they've never dealt with flooding like they saw last Friday.

"Basically, it was just like a river coming down the road," Shawnna Sagraves said. "The water was very swift, and we didn't know the extent of the damage."

Sagraves is still shocked by the sheer amount of rain that fell Friday night. There was so much flooding, it's now left her neighborhood looking like a muddy mess.

"It got in their garages," Sagraves said. "They lost their riding lawn mowers and anything that they had in their garages. {there was} mud in their homes."

Kevin Hannah lives just up the street. Monday, he was still throwing away much of what the storm had left behind.

"The water was pouring into my garage," Hannah said, "and that's where all this damage came from. It looked like a little creek, and then it turned into a river, and it takes all your stuff with it."

The Paintsville/Johnson County Emergency Management team says there are dozens of homes that had water under the house. Officials say a lot of those families have lost their HVAC systems, as well as electricity. Many more families have lost their culverts and driveways.

The Red Cross has been brought in to help assist families that have been hit hard by these storms.


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