FLOYD COUNTY, KY (FOX 56/WOWK) — Floyd County officials declared a local state of emergency on Wednesday due to significant rainfall and flooding, according to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.

Beshear said official state assistance has not been requested, but the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management is helping on the ground.

“Team Kentucky is committed to helping the people of Floyd County during this time to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those living there,” Beshear said on Twitter.

County officials said although a State of Emergency was declared, there is no need for residents to panic.

“No, there is no reason for folks to be concerned about it because there is an emergency declaration that there is something hazardous going on in their neighborhood,” said Floyd County Judge Executive Robbie Williams.

Williams says however with the damage that these recent floods have caused, there has already been a ripple effect felt across the county.

“It’s adversely affecting our budget and our building to manage to the county’s budget and provide those essential services to the residents of Floyd County,” Williams said.

Despite the roadblock that has been created, Williams is confident the county will bounce back.

“We’re resilient,” said Williams. “You know, we will get through it. Sometimes it’s difficult but we always pull together and do the right thing and help each other.”

At the time of this writing, there are currently approximately 450 homes without electricity and a couple hundred without water according to Williams.

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