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Flood damages are still piling up
FLOYD COUNTY — Floyd County officials are still assessing damage from this week's flash flooding that could top losses from the 2001 flood.

Judge-Executive Paul Hunt Thompson said Thursday afternoon that so far water has been in between 115-120 homes and businesses.

"That's not counting (damages to) furnaces, hot water tanks, underpinning, duct work, vehicles or out buildings," Thompson said. "The reports are still coming in. This could top the 2001 flood, and that was a $3 million dollar one."

Flooding was reported in virtually all parts of the county, and many roads were impassable due to the water. Some roads gave way and scores of mud slides blocked others.

Thompson said it is still too early to put any estimates on the amount of flood damage, but crews are working throughout the county to survey the extent of damage.

Anyone needing assistance or to report any flood related damage can call the county's Emergency Operations Center at 886-9678.

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