Flooding in Central Appalachia Kills at Least 8 in Kentucky

Krystal Holbrook's family began frantically moving their belongings to higher ground before dawn to avoid the rising floodwaters that threatened southeastern Kentucky. 

Her family members hustled around in the night to move cars, trailers, and other heavy items 

Concerns grew on Thursday as the water continued to rise, leaving at least eight people dead and hundreds without homes in Kentucky. 

“We felt we had most of it moved out of the way,” Holbrook said. “But we’re still moving vehicles even to higher ground. Higher ground is getting a little bit difficult.” 

“We felt we had most of it moved out of the way,” Holbrook said. “But we’re still moving vehicles even to higher ground. Higher ground is getting a little bit difficult.” 

Water gushed from hillsides and rushed from streambeds during the storm, flooding homes, businesses, and roads in Appalachia.  

Flood victims were rescued by boat and helicopter.