1 Dead, Several Missing in KY Flooding

1 Dead, Several Missing in KY Flooding

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- At least one person is dead and others are unaccounted for after heavy rains caused flooding in eastern Kentucky.

And Kentucky Emergency Management spokesman Buddy Rogers says more rain is expected Tuesday, raising fears of additional flooding across the state. Regina McClure, a local emergency management volunteer in Johnson County, said they were already getting reports of water coming into homes early Tuesday.

Rogers says the hardest hit areas in Monday afternoon's flooding were Johnson and Rowan counties.

In Johnson County, coroner J.R. Frisby told the Lexington Herald-Leader a man died Monday after getting out of his vehicle and trying to walk through floodwaters.

Also Monday, Rogers says people had to be rescued from homes in a community in Rowan County.

(KA)