Residents Experience Flooding in Muhlenberg County

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- Some Muhlenberg County residents had a hard time getting to work Thursday morning due to high water.

Flooding on Highway 70 East in Muhlenberg County

A portion of Highway 431 South between Beechmont and Belton was closed for a couple hours, but re-opened around 5:30.

Some homes were evacuated, and a few have been deemed unlivable.

One resident says he could hear the rushing water, but didn't realize what it really caused.

"When I came outside, the first thing I noticed was the dog was barking because the flood waters had actually come up in the kennel. That's when I noticed it had torn down my fence. So, I had to call someone to come and get the horses out of the field for me," says Michael Smith.

Smith says he's had some high water on his property before, but has never seen this amount of damage.

If you had water come into your home, the American Red Cross Mid-West Kentucky Chapter is offering assistance. You can contact them by calling 270-821-6784.

Local law enforcement officials report water was also rising rapidly in Greenville. They say Luzerne Lake has flooded portions of State Route 601 and State Road 189.

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