Flooding in Nicholas County
Buckets heading to Carlisle, KY
Thursday night there was significant flash flooding in Carlisle, Nicholas County. Over 100 families were impacted and there is one fatality reported so far. There is also significant damage to several businesses as well as the only full service grocery in Carlisle.
What we are doing so far is the team from the Bluegrass district is moving 120 cleaning buckets to Carlisle United Methodist Church this afternoon and we may be moving more from other areas later this weekend and the first of next week.
At the present time, the local community is still in the emergency response phase of this disaster. They have not yet set up to receive volunteers or know what they may need in donations beyond the cleaning buckets. As you communicate this event to your districts and contacts, stress that while supplies and donations will be needed we haven’t been advised of what and how much will be needed. The best donations at the moment will be prayer and money if people are so moved.
There will be need for volunteers to assist in the cleanup. At present, there is no local volunteer coordinator established and that may not happen until Monday or Tuesday. Volunteers should not just show up and expect to be effective in the next couple of days. If this changes, I will share the contact information for the volunteer coordinator. The local officials have asked that Crisis Cleanup be activated for this disaster and as soon as that is available, I will work with our trained people on how to access that information and connect with needs. In the meantime, any team/group of volunteers should make their availability know to their District Disaster Response Coordinator or to me via email.
For any monetary donations that people want to make, please direct them to:
Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
7400 Floydsburg Road
Crestwood KY 40014
On the memo line please put the following: KY Disaster Response #200902
I will post more information as it becomes available.
Blessings to all,