Family Forced To Look For A New Place To Live After Mudslide


Officials are still surveying the damage after the weekend flooding.

One family in Leslie County is forced to search for a place to go after a mudslide left their home on the edge of disaster.

The water, the power, and the road in Hurricane were all brought down with what April Pace describes as an explosive mudslide.

“All the trees went down and it landed on the power lines and it just exploded and we had to call 911 and it had flames and everything, it was really scary,” Pace said.

The same mudslide has now slipped within footsteps of Pace and her husband's home.

“Once we've seen this just now, it's just turned into, we've got to get it out of here as quick as we can,” Pace said.

Getting out could be just as big of a nightmare, Pace says it's difficult to stand on the sinking ground let alone bring a heavy piece of equipment to move them out.

“We don't have any idea how to get it out,” Pace said.

She says even if they can move the trailer, they don't know where they'll take it.

As for the rest of the neighborhood, they at least have water and power back after county officials say crews worked through the night.

The prophecy for road repairs on Preacher's Fork isn't quite as good.

Officials say they have no estimate of how long it could take.

Leslie County officials say they hope to be eligible to declare a state of emergency, so they can get federal funding for repairs.


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