Homes evacuated following flash flooding

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Numerous people in Knott County remain evacuated from their homes

Heavy rain caused flooding across the viewing area.

Several homes were damaged and some folks found themselves trapped.

The evacuations were just a precaution.

Officials are right now inspecting the silt pond and pay lake to make sure there is not a possibility that it will break.

In the meantime, many people are not being allowed back into their homes.

It was a lot of rain in a short amount of time.

“The little stream that is just a foot wide is now a river,” Larry Hays said.

Causing Breeding Creek Hollow to flood covering road with mud,

That was the least of their worries.

Officials feared that a silt pond and pay lake at the top of the hollow could break causing people like Larry Hays to gather his family and leave his home.

Dozens of emergency workers went knocking on doors making sure everyone was evacuated, which many people say was a surprise.

“It was shocking! I didn't really know something like this would happen,” Phillip McClain said.

Leaving washed out bridges, damaged roads and many people thankful their family made it out safe.

There are no reports of injuries, but an official with fish and wildlife said they did have to rescue one lady from the water.


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