PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Monday's heavy rain caused flash flooding in Eastern Kentucky. One of the hardest hit areas was the Big Creek community of Perry County.
At the peak of the storm, Perry County saw between three and four inches of rain. Some people reported nearly two feet of standing water.
A creek nearby Big Creek Elementary school filled up so quickly, it flooded the school. Water filled the hallways and classrooms, tossing books and chairs around. Flooding also destroyed a kindergarten room next to the school building.
The principal says this is the first time in nearly ten years he's seen the school flood. He says the only consolation is that it came during the summer when there are no classes.
The flash flooding also washed away cars and left many people with a muddy mess to clean up. There were also reports of several people needing rescue from floodwaters.