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Fleming-Neon flood cleanup, 1982

Posted on September 15, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Jimmy Williams helped shovel debris out of Kincer’s Feed Store and into the street in Fleming-Neon on September 14, 1982. Heavy rains the day before dumped 8 inches of water on Letcher and surrounding counties causing the swollen Kentucky River to flow through Main Street, breaking out windows in businesses and causing heavy damage, cresting after it’s depth reached the height of parking meters. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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