Flash Floods Hit Eastern Kentucky After Heavy Rain

Towns in eastern Kentucky were severely flooded on Thursday, July 28, after a night of heavy rainfall.

A flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) on Thursday morning. The region received up to five inches of rain in the span of a few hours, according to the NWS.

Meteorologists called the flood emergencies a “very dangerous situation” and advised residents to seek shelter on higher ground and avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

This footage by Christy Casolari shows the flooding along Highway 119 near Eolia and Whitesburg, she said. Credit: Christy Casolari via Storyful

Video transcript

- Puppy, go find a home. Hurry. Hurry, puppy. See, I used to live over there in that bottom. And when this right here would do that, it used to scare me to death because you couldn't get out. See, look. Down there's the road over there and you can't even get out and go to the bridge. And this is why Christine don't want to live there.

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