UPDATE: Families rescued from flood waters in Knott County

By: Shane Smith, Erika Glover Email
By: Shane Smith, Erika Glover Email

11:00 PM Update

Several families were trapped by the high flood waters in Knott County.

Officials at the Ball Creek Fire Department say they rescued families off of Highway 550 near Hindman.
Right now we are not sure how many people were impacted. WYMT’s Erika Glover was there and says many roads are flooded in the area and some roads are closed because of high water.
Crews are working to clear the roads at this time.

Also as of 11:00 PM Highway 80 in Leslie County remains closed from mudslides and high water. No word yet on when the road will reopen.

9:00 PM Update:

Members of the Ball Creek Volunteer Fire Department are responding to several families trapped by flood waters in Hindman near Highway 550. We have a crew heading to the scene and hope to have more information on the water rescues soon.

Original Story 8:00 PM:

Another round of severe weather is causing problems across Eastern Kentucky. Leslie County 911 reported that Old Highway 80 is closed for the time being due to multiple mudslides and flooding near the Gray community.

We're receiving multiple reports of flooding in Perry County near Avawam and Grapevine as well as street flooding on Main Street in downtown Hazard.

If you have reports of flooding please share them with us on the WYMT Facebook page or email us pictures to pics@wymt.com. We will continue to update this story through the evening.

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