BATH COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - In Bath County, the people know it doesn't take much rain to cause a flood.
"Usually it takes about two inches of rain for us to get flooded roads," answered Stephanie Stewart the Emergency Management Director for the county.
Well, WKYT's Chief Meteorologist Christ Bailey said they got two-and-a-half inches through the weekend, more than enough to cause problems.
Small creeks, like Slate Creek, looked more like rivers after the midday downpour.
"We had probably ten to 12 roads that got flooded. We had one road where two cars got stalled out. The Fire Departments and Search and Rescue had to go and get them out of the water," described Stewart.
"It looked pretty calm but when we got to the middle of it the water was screaming through and then it was coming up inside our car," recalled Donald Hyatt, who nearly became another stranded victim this afternoon.
"I ain't never seen it like this in these neck of the woods. Yeah, I mean the water gets up but never like it was today," he went on to say.
Stewart says Wells Road may have been one of the worst spots in the county with the water going several feet up over the road, and Monday night she said the waters continued to rise.
"This road will be going up some more."
"It usually does when it pours like this," added William Cobb, who lives on Wells Road, and had to stop and consider if he should attempt to pass through the deep water.
The high waters also caused trouble for the schools, because they would not allow buses to cross water on the roads. Instead, they had to find other ways to get the students home.
"They notified us that they wasn't going to send the kids home until the water went down, so we had to go get our daughter and drive back through it," said Hyatt.
"I guess they got a work truck out, a school work truck, and brought my daughter home," answered Cobb.
Even worse, Stewart expects the waters likely won't recede in the flood prone areas until Tuesday, at best. Already the school district has called for an hour long delay to allow for more daylight so buses can see if there is deep water on the roads.
"I know if it doesn't go down by tonight, I won't make it back out," said Cobb, looking at the water-covered road in front of him, "I don't know if I'll be able to make it across or not, but I'm going to try it."
He made it safely.
The rain may be gone, but now it's on to the next weather event.
"Sometime this week we're expecting snow, so..." chuckled Stewart.
That's Kentucky weather for you.
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