Pike Countians Observe Flood Anniversary

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

Tuesday marked the two-year anniversary of deadly flooding in parts of Pike County.
Tommy Webb lost his Red Creek home to a devastating mudslide triggered by the high waters of July 17, 2010.
"We just feel fortunate, me and my wife," Webb said. "We're just glad we were able to rebuild."
And rebuild they did, right next to their old home - a symbol of progress set against a backdrop of destruction.
"Everyday the neighbors came around to help us get out what we could after the flood and we had more neighbors than we had room to fit them all in," Webb said.
Another storm victim, Steve Collier, said, "The thought and the memory will be in my mind forever. Any time there's a severe storm or severe weather alert, you sort of fall back to that day."
Two years have elapsed, but July 17th, 2010 will always have its place in Southeastern Kentucky's history.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 162794256 - wkyt.com/a?a=162794256