EKY family rescued from home after flash flooding

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- For the second time in three days..

“Yes, I’m worried, it could wash my house off its blocks,” Slick Rock resident Gary Jarrell said.

The people who love in the Slick Rock community of Cow Creek off Route 194 are dealing with water so powerful it destroys almost everything in its path.

The community was just hit with flash flooding on Saturday.

“Yes, my car got hit on Saturday, and I cleaned it out,” resident Shane Spriggs added.

The situation turned serious early Tuesday morning when the Floyd County Rescue Squad was called out to a home where a family with two small children, ages five and six, weren’t able to make it out safely.

“They could have lost their lives if they tried to come through that water, it was moving that fast,” Floyd County Rescue Squad member Tom Hereford said.

The squad took the family to a home next door where Gary Jarrell lives next door.

“It worries me, I’ve got a young son too, who is 12 and I worry about him if I have to go somewhere or whatever,” Jarrell said.

Other people in this community are also cleaning up from flooding like the Benidict Baptist Church, but flood damage is a small price to pay compared to what could have happened.

“All they had to do is be knocked down one time and we could have lost a whole family,” Hereford said.

No one was hurt in Tuesday’s flash flooding.

The woman and two children are now back at home.


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