This story was updated on June 16, 2020, at 4:50 p.m. to include a statement from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The rain poured down for hours on Sunday, slamming the valleys of Fayette County with water. As the earth became saturated, local streams swelled.
Minden resident Marie Collins said the water washed out the underpinning of her house.
“We had to sleep in the car last night,” Collins said on Monday.