Knott Co. family welcomes baby girl on flood anniversary

Knott Co. household welcomes child woman on flood anniversary

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BULAN, Ky. (WYMT) – July twenty eighth is a date that Dylan and Devin Owens mentioned they wished to neglect.

“I come out of labor that morning freaking out and I talked to her. She instructed me that the water was coming within the again door, after which Appalachian telephones dropped,” Dylan mentioned.

As Dylan and Devin continued to mirror on that evening, they mentioned they have been left with their six-month-old little boy and a destroyed house from the flood water.

“The home obtained flooded. There was a landslide about 50 ft down from the home. Water simply backed up. It created a lake proper within the valley, so the home sat in water for 3 days, and after that it was chaos just about for just a few months,” he mentioned.

Nonetheless, within the midst of chaos the household obtained excellent news. One thing they weren’t anticipating to lastly be delivered on July twenty eighth, 2023.

“She was right here earlier than the solar got here up that morning,” Dylan mentioned.

On that day they welcomed their six-pound six-ounce little woman into the world and named her Revan.

“It was overwhelming happiness to have one thing good come out of it, and never have to recollect such a horrible factor on that day,” the couple mentioned.

It was a date that they mentioned they by no means anticipated to rejoice, however they added that it’s giving everybody a cause to smile.

“All people’s ecstatic. They’ve been good days. It looks like it has introduced all people nearer actually,” Dylan mentioned.

He added that he has not stopped working to restore their house and he guarantees to present his now household of 4 a everlasting house once more.

“Normalcy and safety as a result of I had that house, and it was paid for. That was one thing that meant so much, but when I may give that to them it will be nicely price every little thing that we’re having to undergo,” he added.

The Owens are nonetheless dwelling in a FEMA trailer whereas they work to seek out assist repairing their house. Dylan mentioned they’re on a number of wait checklist however shouldn’t have a timeline as to when any repairs will formally be made.

Author: ZeroToHero

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