1 - 9 August 2022 I was in knott County, KY as part of the Roadway Debris Removal team.
This was in response to the uprecedented flooding that occured in the area. The flooding was absolutely massive.
The first photo is very interesting. We talked to a homeowner that lived right there and said it was amazing that the road dropped that much. However, she said that the road did NOT drop, rather, two feet of sand was deposited on top of the road.
To give you and idea of the flooding scale, the river is behind the mobile home in the back of the picture and probably down 8-12 feet below it!
The second photo shows the inside of the Knotts County recreation center which had been turned into a central supply distribution center for local residents. Most people don't realize the scale of these disasters and how many supplies are needed. Local people are free to come and take what they need. Clothing, food, water, diapers, medical supplies, etc. are all available.