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High water causes concern in Floyd County

By: Hillary Thornton Email
By: Hillary Thornton Email

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Folks in one Floyd County community are used to problems severe weather brings and Wednesday's heavy rainfall is still causing some concerns.

Wednesday's storms hit the Arkansas Creek community of Floyd County hard when strong winds ripped through, but now there is a new concern...high waters.

Stanley Lee lives at the bottom of Arkansas Creek and says, "It is a common occurrence with the water rising like this and with the weather as extreme as it is it is just untelling..it comes up so rapidly anymore."

Lee says when the Arkansas Creek floods, the water overflows into the field right outside his front door, "When it is a nice day, it is a nice big beautiful green lawn, on days like this we call it lake Lee."

Turning a field into a lake is the least of Sheila Lee's worries, "If it don't start going down by nightfall it will be over our road."

Folks living in this area say come nightfall if the water has not gone down, they will be forced to find somewhere else to stay through the night.

Lee says, "We will just wait and see, sometimes you have to wait a couple days to get out and sometimes you have to wait a lot longer." Lee says he will keep a close eye on the rising water but hopes to see that green lawn resurface soon.


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