Floods block roads, damage property in Russell and surrounding counties

Photos of damage can be found below

Heavy rainfall on Sunday across the commonwealth produced significant flash flooding in many areas, including in Russell and surrounding counties.

The most significant flash flooding in the area seemed to be in Liberty, where flooding caused the closure of Highway 127 in areas as well as Highway 70. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the road is closed between mile marker 5 and 6, which is just east of Clementsville.

Casey County Emergency Management performed multiple water rescues yesterday afternoon, rescuing four people. Other first responders came into town to assist, rescuing pets and assisting with traffic.

Photos across social media show large amounts of standing water in Liberty. Below are a few photos submitted to WJRS of the flooding, courtesy of Melissa Lanham.

This view overlooks the City of Liberty and the flooding that occurred on Sunday.

Click here to view a video of the flood damage, taken by Jamey Maupin in Liberty. 

Below is an aerial photo of some of the damages posted by WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey.

Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire/Rescue assisted first responders in Casey County yesterday and provided some photos of the damage.

Rescue crews waded through deep waters Sunday afternoon. Photos courtesy of Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire/Rescue

Crews work to rescue dogs from area flooding.
Highway 70 in Casey County was closed due to flood damage. 

 

 

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