In the isolated howl of Bowling Creek in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, Jessica Willett held on to her two children as floodwaters submerged their home. They survived, but now face a daunting future.
BOWLING CREEK, Ky. — As roaring floodwaters rose around her, Jessica Willett cut the electrical cord to a vacuum cleaner and tied herself to her two children.
Willett, 34, heard loud bangs and creaks as the force of the deluge fractured his prefab home perched on Bowling Creek, a remote and steep howl in Kentucky. The ground tilted and water poured out. His car parked outside was swept away.