ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Cleanup is underway in parts of Anderson County after heavy rains caused flash flooding.
Most of the damage was in the western part of the county along Willisburg Road. We're told the rain Wednesday night and early Thursday morning caused Puncheon Creek to overflow its banks.
The water made it inside Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and a nearby home.
The pastor tells us you can see water marks on the walls at least two feet high. The pastor also says the high water carried away the church's tank of heating fuel.
" It's very devastating, the air conditioner units, the water was over top of them," said Pastor Bobby Chesser. "It carried away our heating fuel tank, 800 gallons."
The church will have to replace carpet and furniture, but the pastor says despite the damage they still plan to have service there Sunday morning.
A home near the church also was heavily damaged by the flash flooding, county officials tell us that home has already been condemned.
A woman who was house sitting for the couple who owns the home had to be rescued by firefighters after water began rising. The homeowner's son says the home may have to be torn down.
"We're going to have to have it shored up just to get in to get our clothes out and start the drying process and see if the house can even be salvaged," said James Barber.