MENIFEE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18)– Homes and businesses along creeks in Menifee County were heavily flooded, which led to schools being closed on Monday.
Two feet of water gushed inside the Dollar General after Beaver Creek overflowed. Merchandise inside of the store was destroyed and the current was so strong that it swept away two ice machines and a dumpster.
Rebecca Back, who lives next to the store, told LEX 18 that it only took minutes for the water to rise.
Down the road, workers were busy cleaning up Menifee Elementary that took in lots of water. The school was not in session Monday, but might be Tuesday.
On Charlie Ferrell Road, rushing water washed out a three-ton steel culvert on a section of the road. They have a temporary replacement for it.
“We’ve seen flooding before, but not this extent. We got somewhere around six inches of water in a four to five hour period of time. The water didn’t have time to go down,” said Menifee County Judge-Executive Rick Stiltner.
Menifee County resident Candy McIntosh said that she has to use a new route to get to a loved one’s home so she can carry gas for a relative’s generator since there is no power for his oxygen.