Flash flooding pours water into eastern Ky. school

MCDOWELL, Ky. (AP) - Flash flooding has caused Floyd County school officials to call off classes.

School is canceled on Tuesday after heavy rain caused problems across the eastern Kentucky county.

Water as deep as 8 inches flooded McDowell Elementary School. Principal Rady Martin said it only took minutes for the water to rise because recent rain had saturated the soil.

Martin said it will take a couple of days to clean the mud from the classrooms.

Elsewhere in Floyd County, a mudslide cascaded down a hill near Highway 680 in the Grethel community. Mud and a large rock washed down and a storage shed was hit. No injuries were reported and the highway wasn't affected.


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