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Woman And Friends Narrowly Escape Floodwaters Overturning Car

Posted at 10:12 PM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-23 22:12:54-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – It was a close call for a woman and her friends when floodwaters surrounded her car in Scott County.

Trista Taboada says the group was out shooting a movie on Sunday morning when waters began to rise.

“We decided to send all the crew and cast out and try to get ourselves out,” said Taboada.

While driving along Barkley Drive, Taboada, who owns the car, says the rain started falling quickly.

“It came in pretty fast. We put the car in reverse but then we realized it was flooded behind us and then water started rushing in at our feet so we decided it was time to abandon ship,” said Taboada.

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They ran to another friend’s car on higher ground and watched as the road became a river that flipped the car.

Emergency workers say they were inundated with calls like this one, of cars stuck in high water. They say that’s why it’s so important if you do come across flood waters, to turn around.

Some Scott County neighbors told LEX 18 the water was higher than they’ve ever seen before. A woman’s fence was damaged by the rushing rain.

After all the chaos of the day, this group said they’re just grateful that no one was injured.

“It’s going to be ok; people go through worse all the time. There’s all those hurricane victims everyone lost their car. It’s going to be fine,” said Taboada.

A friend started a Gofundme page to help Taboada replace her car, if you’d like to help click here.