Communities helping out as times get tough with flooding

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, KY – Rising water levels are forcing our local counties to ramp up efforts.

One community is getting the help they need, while another is struggling to protect their homes.

This used to be Dustin Green’s yard in Ledbetter, Kentucky. Now, he calls it his lake.

“I never thought I’d have this in my yard,” Green said. “As you can see, the shed is almost laying in the creek now,”

He says the flooding got worse within the last 24 hours.

“This is just an act of god you can’t get around all of it. This is just one of those things you have to deal with, it hurts. You feel for everybody that’s involved,” Green said.

When times get tough, Green can depend on his community to lend a helping hand.

In this case, lend a sandbag.

“That’s the one good thing about this community, people will help,” Green said. “They’ll come out and do what they can do, whether they can or not,”

Dawn Choate with four rivers church in Calvert City says this hits home. She’s sent out hundreds of volunteers but can use more help.

“We need new people to step up and help our neighbors both prevent the flood before it gets any worse,” Choate said. “Also there will be ongoing support needed for supplies and donations,”

Step up to help people like Green keep his home.

“If it wasn’t for this community and friends that I have, there’s a good possibility I would lose my home,” Green said.

Starting at 10:00 am Monday, filled sandbags will be available for Marshall County residents to pick up at Marshall County Road Department, located at 160 Homer Lucas Lane in Benton, KY. This is directly across from Mike Miller Park in Draffenville.

Any Gilbertsville residents that may need sandbags — they are available now in the parking lot of Gilbertsville Baptist Church, 2114 Gilbertsville Highway.