Montgomery County residents prepare for Florence

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Civil Air Patrol is getting ready to head to the Carolinas. A members tells ABC 36 they have about forty volunteers ready to leave next week.

In Montgomery County, many residents are still cleaning the wreckage from last weeks storm.

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“We’ve had to tear out the insulation underneath the house, the crawlspace, you can smell it through the floors so therefore we have to sanitize in there,” said Teresa Potts.

Potts and her husband showed ABC 36 the floodmarkings from the storm. The markings were nearly neck high in her backyard.

Debris ran down the nearby Hinkston Creek. A lot of that debris ended up in people’s backyards.

“Debris is in it as we speak, the creek is wider than it is deep. So, it has no where to go except it dispenses here,” said Potts.

Potts plans on taking her concerns with debris in the creek to city council. For now, she’s preparing for Florence.

“There’s no way to prepare. You just pray for the best,” said Potts.