Thousands Without Power as Parts of Kentucky Lashed by Flash Floods

More than 20,000 people were without electricity across eastern Kentucky on July 28, as heavy rain caused flash flooding.

Footage by AshleyJo Campbell shows fast-flowing water on a residential street in Hazard in Perry County. Another clip shows water levels on a section of the North Fork Kentucky River.

“So many people lost everything,” Campbell told Storyful. “Worst I’ve ever seen and I’ve been here all my 35 years,” she said.

The US National Weather Service warned of flash flooding in multiple counties across east and southeast Kentucky.

Residents of Clay, Knott, Leslie, Owsley, and Perry counties were warned to move to higher ground. The weather service described the situation as “extremely dangerous and life-threatening.” Credit: AshleyJo Campbell via Storyful

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