Kentucky flooding leaves 1 dead, several unaccounted for

FLAT GAP, Kent. (WTVD) -- At least one person is dead and others are unaccounted for after heavy rains caused flooding in eastern Kentucky.

Video shot in the community of Flat Gap shows an entire home floating down a river. The house collides with a bridge and the pressure of the water tears it to pieces.

Kentucky Emergency Management spokesman Buddy Rogers says more rain is expected Tuesday, raising fears of additional flooding across the state. Regina McClure, a local emergency management volunteer in Johnson County, said they were already getting reports of water coming into homes early Tuesday.

Rogers says the hardest hit areas in Monday afternoon's flooding were Johnson and Rowan counties.

In Johnson County, coroner J.R. Frisby told the Lexington Herald-Leader a man died Monday after getting out of his vehicle and trying to walk through floodwaters.

Also Monday, Rogers says people had to be rescued from homes in a community in Rowan County.

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