Several Parts Of Kentucky Are Currently Under Water And This Heartbreaking Footage Takes You There

Unfortunately, flooding is a common occurrence near the end of winter when ice and snow melt with warming temperatures. But when that is combined with epic downpours, the result is catastrophic flooding and that’s what is happening in many parts of the state. Eastern Kentucky has been hit particularly hard by this weather pattern, as thousands have been affected by devastating flooding. Kentucky photographer Ben Childers was able to gather some incredible and heartbreaking footage of this flooding, taken just two days ago.

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To get an even better understanding of what things are like, take to the sky with Ben Childers Photography to view this unprecedented flooding:

Our hearts are with our fellow Kentuckians who are dealing with this devastation and the inevitable clean up that lies ahead.

Thank you to Ben Childers Photography for sharing his work. You can view more of his photography and videography here.

And to get a taste of what Pineville is like without the flooding, check out our previous article here.