Across Appalachia

Kentucky Flood Kills 4, Destroys 120 Homes

Date: July 30, 2015

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By Laura Marion

On July 13, an Ohio Valley flood devastated parts of southern Indiana and eastern Kentucky. Among the four known casualties was Scott Johnson, a Johnson County resident who reportedly saved several residents before he was lost in the flood.

An estimated 120 homes were destroyed. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency, which will make state funds and resources available to those affected by this flooding.

Cash donations are being accepted at:

Johnson County Long-Term Recovery Committee,
c/o Johnson County Fiscal Court,
P.O. Box 868,
Paintsville, KY, 41240

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