Flash Flooding

Area residents and sightseers checked out one of the bridges damaged by Saturday’s flash flooding on Brushy Fork Road in eastern Jefferson County. Heavy rains dump as much as 9 inches on the surrounding area in just over three hours causing high water to sweep down Brushy Fork and flood everything in its path. A 61-year-old woman died in the flooding and several structures and vehicles were washed down the creek.

Flash flooding caused by up to 9 inches of rainfall over a 3 hour period Saturday afternoon swept through eastern Jefferson and western Switzerland counties, resulting in damaged roadways and bridges, power outages, evacuations and the death of 61-year-old Manville woman.

With heavy rain falling over a wide area, the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency issued a flood advisory at 4:31 p.m. on Saturday and some residents on Brushy Fork Creek began evacuating soon after with water quickly rising.