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Heavy rain floods homes, roadways in Jessamine Co.

JESSAMINE CO, Ky. (WKYT) - Families in Jessamine County had to deal with flooded roads today, and that flooding even reached some homes. WKYT took a closer look.

Sunday's rain caused problems for people all over Jessamine County.

Near Meadowlark Lane in Nicholasville one man's home flooded. A creek overflowed and flooded David Oaks' basement.

"I've lived here for 20 years. In 20 years it has happened five times," Oaks said.

People who live in the area say that the creek has flooded before, as recently as four or five years ago.

"It's very costly. It's been a very costly endeavor for us," Oaks says.

Oaks' basement had about four feet of water inside.

"All of our furniture in the backyard is underwater. The whole crawl space is under water," Oaks says. "There's a car behind me underwater here. Buildings moved around because of the water."

He and his neighbors blame blockages that form in the creek when there's a lot of rainfall.

It's a problem he says the city will fix when a water basin is installed, to better control the flow of water down the creek and past the homes.

Crews warn drivers to use caution around high water. Even if a flooded road looks shallow, they say, do not attempt to cross it.


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