Parts of Perry Co. flood during Wednesday's storms

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

HAZARD, Ky (WYMT) - Wednesday's strong storms caused some flooding issues in Perry County.

Part of the downtown Hazard area as well as a section of Glomawr saw water rushing across the road.

The water has now receded, but one church is still cleaning up after water rushed into their basement.

It was a lot of rain that led to standing water in downtown Hazard, so much water that services at the Maple Street Church of God were interrupted.

They were cleaning up in the kitchen when they noticed water coming under the door.

As they opened the garage door they expected to find that their drain was clogged, but instead youth leader Alan Mullins says a tidal wave came into their basement at least one foot deep.

But thankfully, Alan Mullins says the congregation was there to start sweeping out the water.

"If we wouldn't have been here, it would have been a real mess. It would have settled in here and been a lot muddier and messier," said Mullins.

Over in Glomawr, Raccoon Creek Road turned into a river.

"I turned around and come back to the door and all of the sudden it was in the road," said Brenda Feltner.

She and her neighbors quickly moved their cars to higher ground, but the water never reached any of the houses.

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