Lexington police travel to Johnson County for flooding help

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FLATGAP, Ky. (AP) — Lexington police officers and other public safety workers are in eastern Kentucky to help flooding victims clean up damaged homes and muddied property.

The group was organized by the First Responders Missional Community, which assists public safety officials and other people in need after natural disasters.

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Lexington police detective Steven Cobb told the Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1TZUgRR) that he and about 25 other public safety personnel and volunteers would work at Paul Stapleton’s home until Sunday.

Stapleton’s home in Johnson County was flooded up to his waist. He rescued his brother and sister-in-law with a boat, but had about $100,000 worth of damage to his property, which was not insured.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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