Maysville business ‘complete disaster' after storms

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 07:35:59-04

MAYSVILLE, Ky. -- A Maysville business was left underwater after storms tore through Mason and Bracken Counties early Sunday morning.

Adam Snipes, owner of Life’s Ultimate Martial Arts, said his studio was flooded with four feet of water.

“I would consider this a complete disaster,” he said.

Delmar Nickoson's home near Bracken Creek apparently was swept away in the floodwaters, the Ledger Independent reported. Other residents at a mobile home part noticed his home was missing at daylight.

Buffalo Trace Search and Rescue was looking for the 82-year-old man in the area around Augusta-Minerva Road, Kentucky Route 435.

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Heavy rains poured into the Ohio River, washing out parts of Maysville like never before.

“This is not new but this amount for this area — it’s pretty devastating,”said Tim Nolder from Maysville Emergency Management.


The flooding was especially devastating for Tim Wheeler. His entire home was washed away.

“We looked around and seen the outside neighbors house and our house was turned, and we just got out and jumped in the water. It was over our heads,” Wheeler said.

Snipes said at least 4,000 square feet of matted area in his studio is ruined.

The Wheeler’s plan to stay in a hotel until they figure out where they’ll live.