Storm cleanup underway in Fleming County


FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- People in Fleming County are still picking up the pieces after this weekend’s storms caused significant damage to dozens of homes and businesses.

People here in Flemingsburg are still assessing the damage after this weekends storms caused dozens of trees to fall down and massive amounts of flooding.

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Employees with Fleming County Schools spent the day cleaning out their administrative building after the basement was flooded with feet of water.

“A lot of our records got wet. A lot of computer equipment. A lot of furniture was totally ruined,” said Brian Creasman, superintendent of Fleming County Schools.

The next door elementary school also sustained significant damage.

“The roof was damaged considerably. The outside awning where students walk in at was completely demolished and a lot of water damage on the inside of the building because of the holes in the roof,” said Creasman.

Just down the road, workers at Cheap Chevrolet were also spending the day cleaning up after the storms flooded their entire car lot and showroom damaging around 200 cars.

“We saved what we could. Got the cars out we could save and it is what it is. The rest is in the books. So it’s just devastating,” said John Hyatt, general manager of Cheap Chevrolet.

The dealership says it is getting assistance from nearby dealerships to restock and hopes to be back open by the end of this week.

The school district says it is cleaning up as quickly as possible to try and be able to open for class on time in around two weeks.