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Flood waters washed away three miles of Harless Creek Road

By: angela.sparkman@wymtnews.com
By: angela.sparkman@wymtnews.com

More rain in Pike County is the last thing people needed as they try to clean up from Saturday's flooding.

The flood washed away three miles of Harless Creek Road. Dozens of homes are torn apart.

Families say they escaped with only the clothes on their backs.

Three of Randy Morton's family members lost their homes and all they owned.

“It's just sad that they work 30 years of their life and lost it all in five minutes,” Randy Morton said.

Firefighters and other volunteers are delivering food and water to the victims but the washed out road makes it difficult. Vehicles cannot get to some homes...they are using ATV's to reach the victims.

Donations are pouring in and volunteers are taking cleaning supplies, clothing, shoes, toothbrushes, and other hygiene products to those who need it.

“I just want to say thank you to everybody that's thought about us, the prayers that everybody's given us. It goes a long way. Just any help that anybody has gave we really appreciate it a lot,” Cynthis Adkins said.

But everyone here says it will be a long road to recovery.


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