Powell County declares state of emergency
POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A state of emergency has been declared in Powell County.
Judge-Executive James Anderson declared the emergency due to “widespread and historic flooding.”
People who live in areas typically impacted by flooding, particularly in downtown Clay City, are encouraged to seek higher ground while the opportunity exists.
Officials say water is still rising aggressively at this time, and even the most conservative estimates project this flooding event to be second only to 1978 in terms of volume.
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