Flooding leaves behind damage in Leslie Co.

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

HYDEN, Ky (WYMT) - It came and went in just a short time, but widespread flooding left behind some damage in Leslie County.

Heavy rains caused water to rush over roads and even sent mud into some homes.

"Before we knew it, the water was almost up on the porch and in the house. So everybody comes up and grabs shovels and starts digging," said Sue Norris.

Her gravel driveway on Osborne Fork turned into a mud pit.

"It's the first time it's been this bad. The water has gotten up in the creek before, but it's never gotten this close to the house," said Norris.

In Camp Creek, crews had to dig out the road so a culvert could be repaired.

The Davidson Creek area of Leslie County had some of the worst damage.

"It poured the rain. I mean just pouring out of a bucket, and hailing. It started hailing real bad," said James May.

But, he is not so much concerned with flooding damage.

He and his wife were standing in front of this truck when a tree came crashing down just barely missing them.

"I got my hand, just cuts and bruises and my knee. I hit the black top right there where it knocked me down, and then it hit my shoulder," said May.

His wife only walked away with scratches on her arm.

"It's just the Lord's mercy I am still here. It didn't hit my head. If it would have hit me in the head that would have been all of it," said May.

He says you can replace a truck, and he is just thankful it was there to break the tree's fall.

Officials in the county say road crews were out all day Tuesday repairing the damaged areas.


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