Eastern Kentucky Flooding: Staying Safe and Connected
The safety of our employees is a top priority for GDIT. We are monitoring the flooding in Eastern Kentucky and its impact to our employees and operations.
As we monitor the conditions, employees should put safety first when determining whether it is safe to commute to or from work. Please follow the direction of local authorities and check this site for updates
Email Your Status
We want to account for the safety of our employees in the affected area. Contact your manager as soon as reasonably possible to report your status. If you can’t reach your manager, contact the emergency response email at emergencyresponse@GDIT.com.
State Emergency & Shelter Information
To find a safe place to stay, listen to local officials for evacuation guidance. You can also visit redcross.org or view open shelters through the Red Cross Emergency app.
Anyone planning to evacuate to the shelters should bring:
Any and all medications
Pillows and blankets
With the Commonwealth of Kentucky experiencing extreme heat conditions, the commonwealth is opening the following locations as cooling centers starting August 2nd:
Breathitt County – Breathitt Library – 1024 College Ave., Lost Creek
Floyd County – Floyd Community Center – 7199 KY-80, Langley
Johnson County – City of Paintsville Recreation Center – 232 Preston St., Paintsville
Knott County – Knott County Sportsplex – 450 Kenny Champion Loop, Leburn
Letcher County – Letcher County Central High School – 435 Cougar Drive, Whitesburg
Perry County – Perry County Community Center – 354 Perry Park, Hazard
Pike County – Valley Elementary School – 162 Douglas Pkwy., Pikeville
Wolfe County – Senior Center – 76 Marion St., Campton
Shelters in Kentucky
Three state parks are open to shelter those who have lost their homes. They are Jenny Wiley, Buckhorn, and Pine Mountain.
Jenny Wiley State Park is located at 419 Jenny Wiley Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort can be found at 4441 KY-1833, Buckhorn, KY 41721.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park is located at 1050 State Park Road, Pineville, KY 40977.
In addition, the following locations have also been opened for shelter:
First Presbyterian Church, 160 Broadway St, Hazard, KY 41701
East Perry Elementary, 301 Perry Circle Road, Hazard, KY 41701
West Perry Elementary, 72 Miss Edna Lane, Hazard, KY 41701
Gospel Light Baptist Church, 100 Independence Drive, Hazard, KY 41701
Second Creek Church of God, 406 Hull School Road, Hazard, KY 41701
Letcher County Central High School, 435 Cougar Drive, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Floyd County Community Center, 7199 KY 80, Langley, KY 41645
Knott County Sportsplex, 450 Kenny Champion Loop, Leburn, KY 41831
Shelby Valley Elementary School, 163 Douglas Parkway, Pikeville, KY 41501
Wolfe County High School, 20 High School Road, Campton, KY 41301
Floyd County Schools announced it would offer meals to families beginning Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“If you live in Floyd County and have a child between the ages of 1 to 18, you can pick up meals for your child and your family at the location listed below that is closest to you,” the school district said.
Betsy Layne Elementary
Duff-Allen Central Elementary
May Valley Elementary
Prestonsburg High School
South Floyd Elementary
Waggin Tails Pet Resort, a pet grooming and boarding service in Letcher County, announced it will be sheltering pets misplaced by the flood.
__Red Cross shelters __are open at:
First Presbyterian Church, 160 Broadway, Hazard, KY 41701
Floyd County Community Center, 7199 KY-80, Langley, KY 41645
If you have been impacted by the recent flash floods, call 1-800-733-2767.
Kentucky State Police - those with missing someone in Breathitt, Knott, Letcher, or Perry counties should call 606-435-6069.
The Floyd County Community Center is open to victims of the flooding seeking shelter. The community center is located at:
7199 KY-80, Langley, KY 41645
Those stranded and in need of rescue can call: 606-886-1010.
Road Closures: For information about road closures, you may dial 511 or obtain information online.
United Way of the Bluegrass 2-1-1: 2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters. Please call if you are seeking resources such as clothing, food, or programs for your family.
Please remember an Employee Assistance Program is also available for your use. Your EAP can assist with resources to support you and your family. Resources include recovery information, referrals and assistance with the following:
State and national relief organizations
Relocation and housing
Disaster recovery companies (that assist with home repair from flooding, etc.)