Flooding caused damage in Liberty leaving residents to clean up

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LIBERTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Residents and businesses in many places south and east of Lexington spent Monday cleaning up after weekend flooding left a trail of mud and debris, not to mention washed out roads and some harrowing rescue stories.

The Casey County Fairgrounds saw some flooding over the weekend but they aren’t the only ones dealing with a messy monday

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Liberty and Casey County have seen flooding before and as messy as clean up is, residents say it’s been worse.

Even so, Donna Rigney, Owner of the Village Restaurant, said it’s going to take time.

“We’ve lost several appliances but we have a lot of just mud. Just cleaning,” Rigney said. “I said it’s not Springtime, it’s Autumn, we’re not supposed to be Spring cleaning but that’s what we’re doing.”

Rigney said in 2010, she lost everything in the restaurant because of six feet of water, this time it was only about three and a half inches of water inside.

She said although her and her employees are heartbroken, they will work together to come back again.

“You can’t imagine exactly how it does feel until it happens to you,” Rigney said. “I just want to sit down and cry in gratitude. Not because of the devastation that it’s caused but so thankful for this community.”

Rigney said it may take a few weeks to reopen.