Heavy rain leads to a dozen water rescues in Menifee County

Kentucky

Stephen Smallwood sent us this picture of flooding in his home. (Stephen Smallwood)

MENIFEE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) – Menifee County is another area where cleanup is underway after the flooding overnight.

FOX 56 viewer Stephen Smallwood sent us this picture of flooding in his home:

WKYT viewer Stephen Smallwood sent us this picture of flooding in his home.
Stephen Smallwood sent us this picture of flooding in his home. (Stephen Smallwood)

Smallwood lives in the Means community where there were about a dozen water rescues.

In the early hours of Friday morning, we had almost five inches of rain fall in Menifee County in just under two hours. Some parts of the county, including downtown Frenchburg, experienced damage, water issues, and washed out roads.

Earlier, we even saw a snow plow vehicle plowing debris from the roads.

Smallwood, a cancer survivor, had several inches of water come up in basement and items were floating around. After the year he’s had, he said that this is not what he needed.

“It was lightning hard for a while. I heard that roar I knew something was wrong and l looked out the front door and there’s like a half an inch coming through the front or the house up the stairs,” Smallwood said. “Just fortunate that my mom is in a wheelchair and it would not of been an easy job if I had to get her out of the door.”

Stephen said that this isn’t the first time that he’s seen high water on his property, but this is the worst event he’s experienced. Because he doesn’t live in a flood plane, he doesn’t have flood insurance but is hoping he can get some help soon.

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