State of emergency issued in Harlan County after flooding

Published: Feb. 10, 2018 at 8:56 PM EST
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Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosley issued a state of emergency Saturday night after widespread flooding.

Mosley posted to Facebook saying it has been a "very scary evening" with bodies of water starting to overflow. He said they've surpassed flood stage and had to evacuate some homes.

The judge executive asked people to stay safe.

"My advice to you is if you do not have to be out, don't get out," Mosley posted to Facebook. "If you live near a river, keep a watchful eye out. Don't risk your life by staying in your home if you are about to be flooded. Seek higher ground immediately if you are in a flood prone area."

Mosley said the courthouse is open for people needing a place to go. They also opened a "Red Cross Welcome Center" at Harlan Baptist Church.