Flood waters rise into home, family prepared

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Around 10:30 a.m. water rose quickly for some in Belfry, Ky. leaving their basements and front yards flooded. However, homeowners said flooding is something they prepare for.

"This was probably the biggest one we've had since I've lived here by a few inches, but it's pretty normal," Charlie Scaggs, homeowner, said.

Scaggs has lived in his home in Belfry for five year. He shared that every few years flood waters fill his basement.

"Well that's about living in the flood zone, every two or three years you're going to have to clean your basement out whether you like it or not," Scaggs said.

On Friday morning, Scaggs heard the rain falling and knew flooding was inevitable.

"When you live in a place like this, you learn to be a weather man and I saw it was going to get bad," Scaggs said.

Scaggs said being prepared is the best way to combat flooding.

"You know not to keep a lot of valuables in the basement. Everybody keeps their stuff with a full drive in basement but you just got to learn to be home and move it," Scaggs said.

The flood water has receded enough for the clean up process to begin.

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