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People cleaning up after flooding in Belfry

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Heavy rains cause flooding again across parts of the region.

This time, the Belfry area of Pike County was the hardest hit.

Torrential rains caused pond creek to overflow sending water and mud into some people's homes.

"Within an hours time it was in the street, and another hour it was all the way up to our driveway, and we had to get everything out," said Bill Ireson who had several feet of water in his garage.

He lives along Pond Creek in the Belfry Community, a place that is no stranger to the sound of rushing water in the streets.

People who live here say the worst part about the flooding is the amount of mud in their driveways and in their yards.

"It's just a big mess. Once we wash it then we have the dust, then we have to have rain, and a little more washing to clean the streets," said one resident.

"I'm 67-years-old. I'm a little too old to be playing in the water or mud," said Ireson.

Ireson says he plans on selling this home because of the flooding.

There were no reports of injuries during this mornings flooding.

An estimated four inches of rain fell in about a nine hour period in the Belfry area.


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