Patients being moved after flash flood washes out water main in Leitchfield, Beshear says

Republished from Kentucky Lantern


A Leitchfield hospital is relocating its patients after recent Kentucky storms caused a water main to wash out in a flash flood, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. 

Around 7,000 people use the same water main, Beshear said, including two assisted living facilities and two nursing homes.  

He could not immediately say where the patients are being relocated, though “I believe in the same general area.” 

“The state is assisting locals with transportation and aiding with the transport of a truckload of bottled water,” Beshear said during his weekly press conference. 

Leitchfield is along the Western Kentucky Parkway and about a two-hour drive from Frankfort. 

No one died and no injuries were reported during the recent storms, Beshear said. Seven counties got more than three inches of rain — Grayson, Logan, Marshall, Simpson, Todd, Trigg and Union. Daviess, Grayson and Powell Counties suffered damage. Local first responders did water rescues in three counties — Marion, Logan and Simpson. 

This story will update. 

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