Harlan County Residents, Officials Look Back on 2018’s Historic Flood

As rain continues to fall across the area for a second straight day, residents of Harlan County are remembering the historic flooding that hit one year ago.

Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosley told WYMT-TV that last February’s floods were arguably the worst the area had seen since 1977.

Rising water levels damaged homes, businesses, and roads throughout Eastern Kentucky.

The rain last year not only cost farmers tens of thousands of dollars worth of crops, but also caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to area roads due to mudslides and sheer erosion.

Mosley said even a year later, crews are continuing to repair damage cause by last February’s flooding.

Source: MG News

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