Multiple people rescued from floodwaters in Perry Co.

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Multiple people have been rescued from flood waters Perry County.

Emergency crews are trying to rescue several people trapped in a home surrounded by flood waters.

Around 6 a.m. Sunday, Hazard Fire Department officials responded to a call about people trapped in their homes surrounded by flood waters.

The home is on Typo Road in the Bonnyman community.

Officials told WYMT, somewhere between four to five feet of water is outside the homes and four people, along with several pets, were rescued. They were not injured.

Later in the morning, emergency crews rescued a man from his car on Cherokee Hills Road in Hazard.

Witnesses say the man tried to drive through floodwaters and his car was swept into North Fork Kentucky River.

The man climbed out onto the hood of his car as it began to sink in the river.

Fire crews had to call in Department of Fish and Wildlife officials to use their boat to rescue the man.



 
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