Flood Damage Has Pike County Communities Reeling

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

For residents who have lived on the road their whole lives, it's unlike anything they have ever seen.

"It started raining, then the water started rising. Then all at once it was like a dam broke. It's just unreal. I saw cars washing down the creek, houses going, mobile homes going. It was just horrible," said long-time Harless Creek resident Ann Damron.

Many say it will be impossible for residents to recover without more aid.

"There's no was to get food in here, water, our water lines are gone. its very vital to get help in here."

"These people, they can't put back, they ain't got the money to put back unless FEMA or somebody helps them. These people have been here, poor people, they've worked all their lives for what they got. Fifteen minutes it was gone."

Officials and volunteers have been bringing in supplies to help make the clean-up a little easier.

"We've been taking cleanup supplies, water, food. Just the necessities so these people can get somewhat normality back. They've been hit very hard, I'd say ninety percent of the whole hollow had been destroyed," said Marrowbone fire chief Clinard Adkins.

Other services such as vaccinations have been made available to the flood victims.

"They need them if they haven't had them in the last five years. Everyone needs to come out and get the tetanus shot. And also its free," said a representative for the Pike County Health Department.

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