On Wednesday, July 27th, Knott Countians went to bed just as they would on any other typical night. In the early morning hours of July 28th, Knott County would be changed forever. As the waters began to rise, people scrambled to save their possessions, but more importantly, their lives.
Some Knott Countians were not directly affected. Some lost everything they had but the clothes on their backs. Some lost family members and friends. In one way or another, everyone in our county has felt the sting of this flood.
As we sit here today, we are rebuilding. The process is slow and tiresome, but it is steady and is picking up steam. As each day passes, more and more people are getting back into their homes. As a county, we have come together and will continue to come together to get our people back on their feet.
We will look back five years from now and see how this devastating flood thought it was going to tear us apart, but we will be built back better than before with new infrastructure, houses, and neighbors.
Building back a better Knott County starts today. You can be a part of this journey.
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