Apr 17, 2013 10:24 PM

Clay Co. Flooding Leaves Students Stranded At School

Flooding stranded several students at school in Clay County this afternoon. Buses were canceled and high water prevented some parents from being able to pick up their kids for hours.

Tuesday night, the sheriff said water had receded, but because come roads are still covered, classes are canceled Thursday.

From above, roads look like rivers in Clay County on Wednesday. The most flooding happened around Goose Rock Elementary School.

Baxter Corum will tell you: "It came very quickly."

He had to drive to school to pick up his son.

"It's been many years since the water's been that high," Corum told us.

"You had some people, their cars were literally under water, so they couldn't come get their kids," said Amon Couch, Assistant Superintendent of Clay County schools.

About 20 students were couldn't get to their homes because of the flooding. They were bussed to Clay County Middle School to wait for the water to go down. But as they waited, the creek behind the school flooded, making some officials nervous the water would continue rising. Fortunately, the water didn't flood past the parking lot.

Parents of all twenty kids were able to get to the school by six Wednesday night, and everyone made it home safely.

"The only good thing is that the water is receeding at this time so hopefully the state highway and the county can begin cleaning up the area," said Sheriff Kevin Johnson.


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