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23 Photos to Remember Eastern Kentucky’s Deluge

Over four days in July 2022, Eastern Kentucky received over 600 times the normal rainfall for that period.

The results were terrible.

Millstone, Kentucky

Isom, Kentucky

Grapevine Creek near Chavies, Kentucky

Eversole Creek Near Chavies, Kentucky

Appalshop, Whitesburg, Kentucky

Hindman, Kentucky

Quicksand Creek near Lambric, Kentucky

Hindman, Kentucky

Sergent, Kentucky

Whitesburg, Kentucky

The right and left forks forming Troublesome Creek after the floodwaters came down and devastated Hindman, Kentucky

The old Neon, Kentucky theatre.

Fleming-Neon, Kentucky

McRoberts, Kentucky

The emergency bridge at McRoberts, Kentucky

Kona, Kentucky

The old Dawahare Department Store in Fleming-Neon, Kentucky

Seco, Kentucky

The Highland Winery and Inn, Seco, Kentucky

Upper Grapevine Creek, Kentucky

Neon Junction, Kentucky

Grapevine Creek, Kentucky

Squabble Creek, Buckhorn, Kentucky


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Ronald R. Van Stockum, Jr. is a lawyer, teacher, biologist, writer, guitarist, and recently an actor living on his family's old farm in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University, and a Masters and PhD. in Biology from the University of Louisville. He also has his Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He practices law from offices in Shelbyville, Kentucky concentrating his legal practice in environmental law. His biologic research is in historical phytogeography. Dr. Van Stockum, Jr. has published numerous books, articles, and short stories in the areas of law, science, and creative writing. most of his 24 titles are available on this site and Amazon with many on Kindle and Audible!


  • Fred Straub
    September 7, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Thanks for reporting what you saw. Horrific!!

  • Karen
    September 7, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Incredible pix Reggie, I had visited Hindman last year, it’s awful. Glad you documented it.

  • Marian McClure Taylor
    September 7, 2022 at 11:17 am

    Powerful photos! It took a minute for me to recognize the students’ desks upside down outside their school, and it was like a blow to realize what that meant.


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