LEE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Unexpected rains every now and then, is what the natives of Lee County experienced all day Friday.

“I have lived here my whole life, 70 years, and it is the worst I have ever seen. I’ve never seen it come down this fast, ”said Lee County native Darrell Hogan.

The county is still recovering from the floods of three months ago which caused extensive damage.

“Now we’re going to have to deal with more damage that has happened because of this event. But this type of flash flood, compared to the other flood, was a more lasting long-term flood event, ”Lee County Emergency Director Jon Allen said.

Current weather conditions present a new situation.

“The streams couldn’t handle the volume of water and it just crossed the roads, pushing back a lot of debris,” Hogan said.

Crews worked all day to help clean up before further damage occurred, while trying to keep community members safe.

“Fortunately, we haven’t lost any structure or anything like that. Most of our damage will be roads, bridges between these things, ”Allen said. “So it’s fortunate that there is no direct impact on people’s homes or businesses, but it will take a little while for us to get the roads back to where they are practical.”

But through it all, a united community.

“I had two or three of my fishing buddies call me, to see if I need help,” Hogan said.

Allen says those who need help can call 606-464-5030.

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