Rain hinders flood cleanup

By BETH CRACE State Journal Staff Writer Published:

The week's rainy weather has dampened flood cleanup efforts, slowing the county road department's work to repave and clear debris from roads and bridges.

Franklin County Judge-Executive Teresa Barton said Tuesday the road department has been working daily to clear away damage caused by powerful flash flooding which hit the Bald Knob area Aug. 22. But Tuesday's downpour set back cleanup efforts, causing waters to rise once again and restoring fears of more flooding in the area.

Road Superintendent Randy Thompson said recent weather and predictions of additional heavy rain have had Bald Knob residents worried about more flooding.

"They were pretty antsy yesterday," said Thompson.

Children, in particular, are likely to still be showing signs of shock and trauma, according to the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board. Parents should watch for signs of trauma such as fear of being alone, wanting to sleep in parents' room or bed, wanting to keep a light on all night, bed-wetting, thumb-sucking, nightmares, fear of the dark, not wanting to go to school or making trouble in class.

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