Heavy rains cause flash flooding

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

MARTIN, Ky. (WYMT) - Heavy rains caused flash flooding in some parts of the region Wednesday.

Folks in Floyd County it came out of nowhere.

"A downpour just opened up from the sky. I was traveling up the hollow, noticed that the water was coming down the hollow," said Roger Varney.

Varney says he was driving up Alum Lick Road and before he knew it he was trapped by rising water.

"I noticed that I couldn't travel any further up through there. I looked in my rear view mirror to back up, and I couldn't get out. The water was up on the door," he said.

Melinda Hager and her dog came to his rescue.

"The dog she was throwing a fit so I got up to check and see what was going on and a guy was sitting in my driveway and the flood waters were coming up. I knew he was in trouble if I didn't get down there and open up the gate to give him room to come up in," she said.

"I was able to pull up into the driveway over here and save the car, keep from having to bail out of it. By the time it was over with the water was probably four or five feet deep in the road," said Varner.

People who live here on Alum Lick Road say this is the forth time since the spring the roads have flooded like this, and they say with just a little more rain they fear it could cause some major home damage.

"There's no creek bank. The creek is full. There's just nowhere for it to go except out into the road and then into our yard. All you can do is stand and watch and pray that it doesn't keep coming up," said Hager.

They say they are thankful this time the water receded before it caused any damage.

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