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MOUNT VERNON — Early reports from Saturday’s floods indicate county infrastructure took a comparatively light hit, but emergency crews were busy with water-related rescues.
As of this morning, only two of the many roads made hazardous due to high water over the weekend were still reported closed. Damage to a culvert and bridge has two other roads closed while repairs are carried out.
EMS personnel were out for water rescues on at least nine roads Saturday and two more early Sunday morning, according to Knox County 911 records. The nature of the emergencies is unknown, and no reports have been filed with law enforcement, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jay Sheffer said.
Regional Red Cross Director Rod Cook reported that the Red Cross is assisting one family from Knox County due to the flooding. Cook had no further information, as of press time.
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