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Rockcastle Co. Flooding Damages Park, Businesses

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 17:20:50-04

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Across Brodhead, residents felt the effects of Thursday’s high floodwaters.

“Actually got a text from our niece saying, ‘hey, the water is actually up to the doors of the church’ and so that was our really first big warning,” said Pastor Jason Brown of Jacob’s Well Baptist Church.

Brown rushed to the church as fast as he could.

“There was a river running down the driveway here so it was pretty interesting to watch that much water come down our parking lot,” he said.

Brown said that there is not much damage, but he spent hours cleaning Thursday night.

Depot Park was one of the places worst hit by flooding. Debris washed into the park and a tree was brought down. Walking trails were washed out.

City Emergency Management Director Bryan Bussell said the water has receded, but he worries that the continues rain could cause more flooding.

“Yesterday the river and parts of it, wasn’t over ankle deep, but now it’s ready to come out of it’s bank,” said Bussell.

No one was injured in the flooding, but two women were rescued from a trailer on Chestnut Grove Road.