BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Flash flooding in Boyle County had some residents thinking they were going to need to be rescued from their homes by boat.
The people living along White Oak Road had a busy morning when rushing water caused power lines to fall over the roadway and briefly catch on fire. They jumped in to help direct traffic, but it wasn’t long before they had to escape their own driveways.
"The first thing I did was holler at my wife. You know, it’s kind of scary because we have a newborn and it was pretty bad," said Bradley Damrell who lives in the area.
Damrell lives on Oscar Johnson Road and said that when he went to leave for work Tuesday morning, he saw that the water from a creek across the street was only a few feet from his porch.
Water rushed into several basements in the area, but thankfully, no one was hurt.
"We’re actually making plans to pack up a few things and stay with my mom for a couple days, because I don’t want to be back here with my little boy and not be able to get out," said Damrell.