Magoffin County Flood Victims Get Help

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email


Many victims are cleaning-up and trying to salvage anything from their homes. This morning the Salvation Army and county officials delivered cleaning supplies to help them get started.

For many flood victims on Route 7, this is what it looks like - almost everything they own outside waiting for a garbage truck to pick it up. Now Salvation Army and county officials are trying to help them salvage some of their homes. They are delivering cleaning supplies.

Margie Hall was rescued in a boat when floodwaters filled her home.

"Oh it's terrible. I almost couldn't take it when I walked in and saw what happened," said Hall.

She lived here for 50 years and never flooded. Now she's sorting through 50 years worth of stuff. Most is ruined. She has to throw it all away, even sentimental items.

"It kills you. You just don't know what to do," said Hall.

Flood victims all along Route 7 are doing the same thing. While they lost many items, the Salvation Army and county officials are helping them start over.

"There's a lot of devastation out there and and it's probably overwhelming to a lot of them because they don't know where to turn, so we just want them to know the county is out there for them," said Judge Executive Mile Wilson.

They are hauling away their trash at no charge and are donating and delivering cleaning supplies to 160 homes.

"They thank us, we've had a few that cry. Your heart reaches out to people you're just trying to help who can't help themselves," said Wilson.

Now Margie and her neighbors are trying to make their homes livable again.

Neighbors and county officials know it is a long road ahead to get this area back to normal and get people back on their feet.

If you want to help victims in Magoffin County, you can call the judge-executive's office to find out what is needed. The number is 606-349-2311.


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  • by annoymous Location: gunlock,ky on May 19, 2009 at 05:42 PM
    i lost everything i had.how is one little 24 oz bottle of bleach and one little 32 oz bottle of pinesol going to help me.i lost my home.i know what people is going threw. weres the county officials at,county official came out,but look at my trailor at a distance of 150 yrds and drove off.what am i suppose to do.when is help comeing to me.
  • by LULA WIREMAN Location: WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!! on May 15, 2009 at 01:10 PM
    PLEASE COME AND HELP ME SAVE MY TRAILER AND ALL OF MY BELONINGS! I HAVE TALKED TO THE JUDGE IN OUR COUNTY AND HE ASSURES ME THAT HELP IS ON THE WAY BUT I WILL LOSE ALL OF MY BELONGINGS IF HELP DOESNT COME SOON . MY HILL HAS SLIPPED OFF ON TO THE ROAD AT ROUTE 7 IN BULL ,KY FIRST HOUSE ON THE LEFT TOWARD SALYERSVILLE,KY. I NEED HELP MOVING MY TRAILER ! PLEASE HELP ME.
  • by Leanie Location: Prestonsburg on May 15, 2009 at 05:05 AM
    Well, thank good ness someone is finally helping Magoffin! I've been worried about the people there. All the other counties have been getting alot of help but nothing in Magoffin. At least now I know where to find out on how I can donate items there.

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