Weekend rainfall causes roads to flood in Magoffin County


ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS, SOME ARE STILL WORKING TO CLEAN UP AFTER FLOODING THIS WEEKEND. WYMT’S ALIX CASPER-PEAK SPOKE TO A WOMAN IN MAGOFFIN COUNTY WHO SAYS WATER SURRROUNDED HER HOME SUNDAY MORNING. PKG MANY IN MAGOFFIN COUNTY WILL AGREE… FLOODING IS NORMAL. SHERRY WATSON “I get flooded pretty regularly when water gets that big, but this time was worse than usual” THIS PAST WEEKEND, RAINFALL LEFT SEVERAL ROADS IN THE COUNTY COVERED BY WATER. CARTER CONLEY/CAPTAIN MAGOFFIN CO RESCUE SQAUD “We had the Route 7 blocked off because of water. Fairly passable with a bigger truck, cars were having trouble. That’s normal, just spring time flooding” WHILE MANY EXPECT WATER TO RISE… IT’S NOT SOMETHING THEY LOOK FORWARD TO. WATSON “It’s aggravating. We had to move stuff back, we’re not able to move all that stuff. Then you have to clean it and put iti back out. Some of the stuff we have to throw it away” BY MONDAY AFTERNOON THE ROADS IN MAGOFFIN COUNTY WERE CLEAR… BUT ALIX WITH MORE RAIN IN THE FORECAST OFFICIALS WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE…. TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN” CONLEY “Even though you have to go around or wait a little while, it’s better than losing your life” WATSON FEARS MORE RAIN MEANS HIGHER WATER IN HER YARD…. AND POSSIBLY HOME. WATSON “We get it all the time, it just flows back through there like a raging river” MAGOFFIN COUNTY SCHOOLS WERE ON A TWO HOUR DELAY MONDAY MORNING TO LET WATER RECEDE… SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THEY DELAY SCHOOL TWO TO THREE TIMES A SCHOOL YEAR DUE TO FLOODING. IN MAGOFFIN COUNTY, ALIX CASPER-PEAK, WYMT MN, 1-SHOT MOUNTAIN SHOT YOU CAN ALWAYS KEEP UP WITH THE WEATHER IN YOUR AREA ON THE W-Y-M-T WEATHER APP AND ON OUR WEBSITE W-Y-M-T-DOT-COM. STEVE KENTUCKY IS GETTING ATTENTION FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL

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