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Powell County declares state of emergency

Powell County, Bowen.
Powell County, Bowen.(Carmen Rogers)
Published: Mar. 1, 2021 at 9:54 AM EST
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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.

As of 8:00 AM, Powell County Judge-Executive James Anderson has signed a declaration of emergency for our community due...

Posted by Powell County Office of Public Information on Monday, March 1, 2021

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