Clipped From Joplin Globe

bjbrown198 Member Photo

Clipped by bjbrown198

FLOOD WATERS SWEEP TWO MORE STATES (Continued from page 1) th* flood in Kansas, ^Missouri and Oklahoma tonight stood at fourteen. fourteen. 1,000 Driven From Homes. Pineville, Ky., Nov. 19.—C/P)—The v/rath of this Cumberland and Kentucky Kentucky rivers tonight had cost the lives of three men, driven approximately approximately 1,000 persons ' from . their homes, flooded the low-lying sections sections of five communities and caused untold property damage in eastern Kentucky. Reports from the flooded areas tonight indicated that the torrent had not reached its crest, and at Pineville the water still was rising at>the rat(»»f eight inches an hour. The three victims were swept to death on the crest of the flood waters waters about sixteen, miles fvom here. They were Lawrence Miles, Melyin Tatrpn and C.'S. Saylor, all em­ ployes of the Virginia-Harlan Coal Corporation, at Tejay, Ky. The three were standing on a bridge over the river attempting to salvage bits of wreckage when a huge tree was whirled q^ainst the structure, carrying it away. They have not been found. i The flood brought a sttry of devastation devastation throughout this region. The water in Pineville had flooded a number of hoiisea late today, and was reported to be from six to eight inches deep on the floors of some business houses. It is thought that the crest will be reached some time tonight. Boats Pressed Into Service. In Georgetown and Sunshine, suburbs suburbs of Harlan, it was reported today today that some 700 persons had been forced to flee from their homes, many leaving early this morning. All available boats were pressed into into service to rescue furniture and household goods. Portions of the town of Neon were reported as under water, and these reports stated that the flood was fast creeping creeping up on business houses, The main street was under water in Harlan at last reports. At Barbourville, a few families were forced from their homes, but the business section was not imperiled. At Middlesboro the business business section was inundated and the water was on the rise. Residents of low-lying sections had deserted their homes. Roads leading from Harlan, Pineville, Pineville, Middlesboro and Barbourville w^re under water and the telegraph service was impaired. The stWe highway engineer, J. S. Watkins. reported from Frankfort that a mile of state road No. 25, two miles south of Pineville, probably would be blocked through Wednesday. Wednesday. of

Clipped from
  1. Joplin Globe,
  2. 20 Nov 1928, Tue,
  3. Page 2

bjbrown198 Member Photo

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in