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Big Creek residents clean up after storm

By: Erika Glover Email
By: Erika Glover Email

PERRY Co., Ky. (WYMT) - Several families are cleaning up after flash flooding in the Big Creek community.

One neighbor living on Corvette Lane says within 10 minutes everything was gone.

Four-wheelers, vehicles and children's toys. Robert Ronnebaum says flood waters washed everything away.

"I told my fiancé to grab the kid, the dog and lets go. By the time we made it outside the dog was in about four foot of water and then my four-wheelers were floating down the creek, my truck was under water and my neighbors car was under water. Everything was gone," said Ronnebaum.

Up the road Linda Combs and her husband were shoveling mud.

"We've been out here about an hour trying to clean up all the mud and ditches and get the water out of the driveway," said Combs.

Combs says they are one of the lucky ones.

"We're blessed that it didn't get in our home, but I'm just really sad because I'm sure that it got in some of the homes in Corvette Lane," said Combs.

Like Combs many neighbors say they are counting their blessings.

"Thank God you got your family out and like you said things can be replaced. It's still hard to deal with it," said Ronnebaum.

People living in this community say they just want the rain to stay away.

Neighbors say right now they are doing what they can to clean up.


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