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A Look Back At The 1977 Flood


30 years ago towns across eastern Kentucky were under water.

The 1977 Flood was classified as a 500 year flood.

Over 15 inches of rain fell across several major river basins in Kentucky and four other states.

22 people died and property damage was estimated in the millions of dollars.

One of the hardest hit areas was Pineville, where flood waters spilled over a flood wall along the Cumberland River and almost destroyed the city.

The flood led to the creation of the National Weather Service office in Jackson.


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