Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:23 PM by Josh Breslow
Updated: Sep 1, 2012 11:46 PM
With the threat of heavy rain from what's left of Hurricane Isaac, many low-lying areas in Central Kentucky have been warned of the potential for flash flooding.
People living near Stoner Creek in Bourbon County are taking precautions because their area has been hit hard by floods in the past.
"When it comes, it comes quick and it comes with vengeance," said Rodney Roe, a resident living near Stoner Creek. "The water moves quick. One minute you look down and it's by the creek. Within a couple hours, it's on your doorstep."
During the flood of 1997, Roe said he lived near the creek and lost everything because of flooding. He has since moved to higher ground, but the water and the streets around them transform into rivers.
"A little rain's good but a whole lot ain't good," said Roe.
When Roe and his neighbors heard the remnants of Hurricane Isaac could dump some heavy rain, it was a feeling of déjà vu.
"You start to get a little nervous, praying that the rain goes north or south," Roe said. "I hope we don't get all that 4, 5, 6 inches at a time. You know, we can't stand it. Not in this area."
"It's rough and people don't realize unless you've been through a flood, how bad it is," said Tim Whaley, Roe's neighbor, who moved in near Stoner Creek in 2004. "Once it gets a good 10 foot from the road there you start to wonder, 'is it gonna keep coming or is it gonna back off?' You never really know."
As these neighbors are left bracing for the potential flooding, they say, there's not much to do but wait.