Sandy Takes Falmouth Community Back To 1997 Flood

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Updated: 11/02/2012 11:57 pm
It might be hard for Kentuckians to really understand what the East Coast is dealing with after Hurricane Sandy hit.

But people in Falmouth might have a good idea.

In 1997, a flood hit Falmouth and covered the city in water.

Michele Hamilton’s house was filled with 8 feet of water.

"We didn't know what to do," Michele Hamilton said about whether her family should evacuate their house.

She added, "We didn't know if we should leave or stay."

Hamilton and her family decided to evacuate.

As they drove out of town, Hamilton said the water was already collecting and was hitting their van at the headlights.

"It was very easy to just picture being floated away down the river because it was just converging on us, she said.

Hamilton added, "A few hours later, many Falmouth residents were sitting on their rooftops as water poured into their homes. The Fire Department was at a loss because they didn't have the means to rescue people."

Nearly a week later, Hamilton saw her house for the first time.

She said, "I had to walk around another house that was in my street. It was in the middle of my street. It was like being on the Wizard of Oz."

Hamilton added that the flood brought the community together.

And she said it's better prepared should something like this happen in the future.

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