Southeast Kentucky Flooding

Another rainy weekend is probably the last thing residents in some nine southeast Kentucky counties want to see.  Citizens in counties like Bell, Harlan, Letcher, Knot, and Knox are still trying to recover from last weekend’s five inches of rain that came down in just 24 hours. 

Jackson Weather Service Meteorologist Kevin Sullivan says, at this point, no additional flooding is anticipated this weekend.  But, he admits, it wouldn’t take much slow moving rain to cause concern.

Southeast Kentucky Communities Weigh Flood Damage

Feb 12, 2018

Citizens in nine southeast Kentucky counties are beginning to assess the impact of widespread weekend flooding.  Damage estimates may available by midweek.

Five inches of rain fell over a 24 hour period in portions of  Kentucky.  One of the harder hit counties was Harlan.  County Judge Dan Mosely estimates water got into more than ten homes.  He says residents of the Tremont community were affected. “Basically the tile that goes from a community to the river, the water couldn’t get out because the water was so high,” said Mosely  “And, it create like a dam affect.”