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Posted: Tuesday, 13 August 2013 7:43AM

Flash flooding pours water into eastern Ky. school



MCDOWELL, Ky. (AP) — Flash flooding has caused Floyd County school officials to call off classes.

School is canceled on Tuesday after heavy rain caused problems across the eastern Kentucky county.

WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1d2HqOb ) in Hazard reported water as deep as 8 inches flooded McDowell Elementary School. Principal Rady Martin said it only took minutes for the water to rise because recent rain had saturated the soil.

Martin said it will take a couple of days to clean the mud from the classrooms.

Elsewhere in Floyd County, a mudslide cascaded down a hill near Highway 680 in the Grethel community. Mud and a large rock washed down and a storage shed was hit. No injuries were reported and the highway wasn't affected.

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