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More Than 2 Dozen Evacuated In Kentucky Town

Posted at 3:08 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 16:08:52-04

More than two dozen people have been evacuated from homes in Guthrie, Kentucky, located in Todd County, due to flooding caused by heavy rains from Harvey's remnants.

Guthrie Mayor Scott Marshall said authorities used boats to rescue people from eight to ten homes on Friday. Some evacuees had health issues, including one man who was on kidney dialysis.

Marshall said some evacuees were at an emergency shelter in Elkton, Kentucky, while others found refuge with friends or relatives.

Marshall said it's the most significant flooding in the town of about 1,400 people since the late 1960s. The National Weather Service reported seven inches of rain had fallen in Guthrie as of 11 a.m. Friday.

To the northeast, in Russellville, Kentucky, located in Logan County, Chief of Police Victor Shifflett said two people were evacuated from a home early Friday.