Homes and other buildings are flooded in parts of Floyd County

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Homes and other buildings are flooded in parts of Floyd County.

The overnight storms caused flash flooding in the western part of the county, sending water into roads, homes, and even an elementary school.

People who live in Maytown say it started rising fast early Wednesday morning and is still rising some.

People are cleaning up and trying to save what they can.

April Sword can only watch as the water keeps rising by her home.

“It's coming from both directions, from the runoff on the hill and the creek behind,” April Sword said.

She and her family removed favorite items from their home and took them to higher ground.

“I don't want to lose every memory, every picture of our son that we have,” Sword said.

Neighbors all over Maytown are watching the water cover roads and creep into homes. They are saving whatever they can.

Crews are also cleaning up at McDowell Elementary School. Several inches of water and mud flooded the building and cancelled classes.

“It's unfortunate when you talk to the teachers and see how disheartened they are and basically for the kids,” Floyd County Schools Superintendent Henry Webb said.

The superintendent says textbooks and other supplies are destroyed and thrown out. They hope to re-open the school next week. Meanwhile those who live here hope the worst part is over.

“There's so much hassle with it. You got to get everything out, put everything up, go back and start all over again,” Brandon Brown said.

Everyone hopes the water recedes soon.

County officials say there are no injuries reported due to the flood.

Officials say it did damage some water lines and caused outages.

They hope to have those repaired soon.

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