Deadly Flash Floods Swallow Auto Repair Shop in Eastern Kentucky

At least eight people were killed in flash flooding that hit eastern Kentucky on Thursday, July 28, local media reported, citing authorities.

Gov Andy Beshear said the death toll was expected to rise to “double digits” following the “historic” flooding that continued to impact eastern parts of the state into Thursday night.

Video recorded by John Richardson shows an auto repairs shop almost entirely submerged by flood waters on the main street of Fleming-Neon in Letcher County.

The National Weather Service warned the threat of flash flooding was expected to continue on Friday. Credit: John Richardson via Storyful

Video transcript

- It's worst flooding I've ever seen. Look at the gas station across the street and the car shop. That has to be 10-foot high. See the roof across the street? This is unbelievable. This is downtown Fleming-Neon.

It's worst flooding I've ever seen. Look at the gas station across the street and the car shop. That has to be 10-foot high. See the roof across the street? This is unbelievable. This is downtown Fleming-Neon.

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