POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WDKY) – Powell County is reeling from historic flooding.
First responders in the county had to rescue more than 80 people yesterday due to the Red River rising out of its banks. It crested at 25.69 feet which, according to the National Weather Service, is the second highest recorded crest in history behind the flood of 1978.
Clay City Search and Rescue said after yesterday’s evacuations, they haven’t had many other calls for help, other than one man who climbed into a tree after his car got stuck in high water.
The water level has gone down, but officials are still telling people not to chance it right now. The Red River is still past its major flood level and officials don’t want anyone to get trapped or hurt because of the flooding.