FLOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) — A Floyd County home completely burned down due to a massive power outage from heavy rain and flooding.
The flames have been going all Saturday morning at the corner of Cow Creek Road and Jan Davis Drive.
The homeowner wasn’t home when the fire started. He – and everyone in his neighborhood were evacuated following this week’s heavy rain and flooding.
His family says they were returning to the home to collect anything that was salvageable after the flood, and returned to the home completely burned down.
“We were going to come back this evening and get the furniture out. But I got the call from him that he had seen on Facebook that his house burnt to the ground. We’re devastated. He’s emotionally drained, he’s lost literally everything that he owns,” explained Jessica Spradlin, the homeowner’s sister.
Floyd County residents continue to see damages caused by heavy rain, flooding and power outages. Over 23,000 Kentucky residents lost power at the height of the storm, according to a spokesperson with Kentucky Power.
7,500 customers currently have their power restored, with 15,789 remaining. Floyd County’s power is estimated to be 95% restored by Sunday night, Kentucky Power says.
13 News has a crew in Floyd County on Saturday. We will continue to provide coverage as we speak with officials and residents in the area.