People in McCracken County deal with flooding for a third time

McCRACKEN COUNTY, KY – On Saturday, Becky Compton is starring at her back yard in disbelief.

“I didn’t think it would come back like this, not this fast,” Compton says.

Compton and her family live just off Noble Road. Her home has flooded twice, first in 1997 and then again in 2011. It’s happening again, but this time, it’s different.

“This is my third time, and I’m done I can’t keep doing it, nope,” says Compton.

Compton says she lost almost everything in her storage sheds and garage. She spent most of Saturday trying to save the rest of her things.

“When you have to pick and choose between your memories, it’s not worth it anymore because every memory from the 2011 flood is gone,” says Compton.

Steve Farmer lives on the other side of the county on Said road. He says he feels bad for people who loses everything in floods.

“It’s just heart breaking really to see everybody’s house get water in it, and there isn’t anything you can do to stop it,” says Farmer.

Farmer says he’s dealt with flooding for more than 20 years at his house.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to keep it out during the 11 flood, if everything goes right, I’ll be able to keep it out this time,” says Farmer.

Compton says this flood has finally made her want to move from the place she’s lived her whole life. She says it’s become too much for her.

“I guess that’s what life on the river is,” says Compton.

Compton says they plan on staying in their home as long as they can, until they have to evacuate.

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