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Northern Kentucky river cities hit hard by flash flooding

Northern Kentucky's river cities were hit hard by flooding on Saturday. (WKRC)

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - Northern Kentucky's river cities were hit hard by flooding on Saturday.

Local 12 crews saw flash flooding in Newport, Bellevue, Silver Grove, Ludlow, Bromley and Covington.

In Bromley and Ludlow, KY Route 8 was closed in two different places due to high water by the Yacht Club and by the police station.

In Newport, there was flash flooding outside the Levee's parking lot. City crews opened up extra sewers to get rid of some of the water.

The Red Cross opened up three shelters locally.

One in Lawrenceburg closed due to lack of demand.

The Red Cross shelter in Alexandria had about 21 people there on Saturday, most of them from the Silver Grove area.

Mark Plummer had to take his whole family to the shelter. He said many of his neighbors in the Silver Grove area don't plan on returning.

"It's pretty bad," Plummer said. "Everyone's doing what they can. Most of my street had already left and they said they're not coming back. They don't want to deal with it anymore. We're doing the same, we're not going back... it's just too much for the kids."

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