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
  • Snacks

Cooling Centers

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.
  • Adams Middle
  • Allen Elementary
  • Betsy Layne Elementary
  • Duff-Allen Central Elementary
  • May Valley Elementary
  • Prestonsburg High School
  • Stumbo Elementary
  • 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.

Resources

  • Power Outage Information: PowerOutage.us
  • 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.
  • Local Red Cross Locator
  • Red Cross Smartphone Apps: These apps offer updates on the current flooding situation and provide information on safety during a disaster.

Employee Assistance Program

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.)
  • Resources for food, clothing and shelter
  • Home inspectors
  • Coping with crisis

EAP Contact Information