Drone Footage Captures Flooding in Eastern Kentucky

Heavy rain flooded communities in eastern Kentucky late Sunday night, February 28, into Monday, March 1. Drone footage by Jason Kinner captures the extent of the flooding in Paintsville.

Kentucky Gov Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency late Sunday after heavy rain over the weekend spurred water rescues, evacuations, and mudslides.

Similar scenes were reported in Wolfe County and Owsley County.

Officials asked residents to avoid water-covered roads. Credit: Jason Kinner via Storyful