PIKEVILLE, Ky. (KT) - Pike County "got really lucky" in last weekend's flooding that damaged only a handful of homes and businesses.
In Pikeville, first responders were forced to erect one of the city’s flood gates for only the second time in more than 30 years, said Pikeville Public Safety Director Paul Maynard.
“Overall, we got really lucky," he told The Appalachian News-Express. "It could have gotten a lot worse if it continued to rain."
In Coal Run Village, Mayor Andrew Scott said four homes were damaged. Pike County Deputy Emergency Management Director C. J. Childers said additional homes in the Mouthcard community also took on water.
Childers said that flooding was so bad in parts of the Lykins Creek community that some people were unable to travel the roads.