Flooding in Powell County, KY

Much of Eastern and Southern Kentucky is experiencing widespread flooding after a weekend of rainstorms across the mountains.

Powell County, particularly areas around the Red River at Clay City and Stanton, were hit especially hard with the river reaching 24.5 Monday morning according to the National Weather Service.  Stanton is a city in and the county seat of Powell County.  The population was 3,029 at the 2000 census.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles, all land.

Judge-Executie James Anderson declared a state of emergency due to "widespread and historic flooding." It has been over 12 days since the flooding and waters are receding enough for help to come it.

Larry Koch, Kentucky representative of the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Program and Mike Hibbard, Commander of the Disaster Relief, have been staying at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Stanton for over a week helping with clean up.

Ohio Disaster Relief responded by sending down an Assessment Team on Sunday, March 14, followed by mud out team on Monday, March 15.

Both of our teams would appreciate your prayers. We are there because God sent us and we are doing His business.  This is what we do free of charge.