Surveillance captures flooding in business, officials suspect logging caused problem
CARROLL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Heavy rainfall and logging in a nearby state park may have contributed to flooding in Carrollton, according to Carroll County Judge Executive Harold Tomlinson.
"We had some businesses that had mud actually go into their building," Tomlinson said.
Surveillance captured flooding inside Chapman Tire & Auto Care Center.
"We had nothing but mud on the floors and in the building," owner Jim Hamilton said.
More than two inches of muck and muddy water filled several Carrollton stores and restaurants.
"We don't know whether some of the logging aspect created that problem, but we're trying to determine that and we're talking to those people to see what needs to be done," Tomlinson said.
Insurance won't cover damage in Chapman Tire & Auto Care Center. Hamilton said he's already out thousands of dollars in time, labor and repairs.
"My floors, baseboards and equipment are ruined - all of this has got to be repaired and cleaned because we're worried about a potential mold problem," Hamilton said.
County Judge Executive Harold Tomlinson said an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the flooding in an area that hasn't been prone to issues in the past.
"We've contacted the Division of Forestry and the logging company to find a solution to this problem and the damage done," Tomlinson said.
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