UPDATE: Winchester businesses deal with flash flood aftermath

Story updated 5:50 p.m. October 8, 2021

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – Business owners in Winchester are dealing with the aftermath of the flash flooding.

Broadway Street was one of the areas hit the hardest by the flooding.

Businesses such as Wildcat Willy’s Distillery saw the downpour start. While they did not suffer too much damage, the restaurant feels like the weather is just another issue in a growing list of problems businesses have to deal with along with supply chain issues and workforce shortages.

Wildcat Willy’s is taking this moment as a call to action.

“Flooding is just one more day,” said Alice Melendez, a manager at Wildcat Willy’s. “But, please support local restaurants.”

Those who suffered flood damage can ask for an assessment and should contact 859-901-1555.

Story updated 10:30 a.m. October 8, 2021

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A state of emergency has been declared after overnight flash flooding in Winchester and other areas of Clark County.

Officials from Winchester say disaster emergency teams are at work in the community to inspect property damage.

The Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator, Steve Asbury, has advised any individual or business impacted by the extreme weather event Thursday to contact (859) 901-1555.

Original story below from October 7, 2021:

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – Heavy rain Thursday night triggered flash flooding in Winchester and other areas in Clark County.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Clark County until 1 a.m., Friday, October 8, 2021.

Clark County Emergency Management at 10 p.m. reported flash flooding at the intersection of Broadway and Washington, which was temporarily shut down. Ecton Road was also closed due to flash flooding, according to emergency management.

ABC 36 Reporter Kaitlyn Shive at the scene observed cars submerged at Maple and Broadway.

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