HARDBURLY — Last month, the Hazard Herald published an article detailing a mudslide, which occurred in the Hardburly community of Perry County. The mudslide was caused when an abandoned pond that was once used to assist surface mining in the area began to leak during a period of heavy rains.
Citizens living near the slide were given evacuation notices by the Red Cross. In the days following the mudslide, those citizens did not know how long they would be displaced, or if they would be able to return to their homes at all.
The Department of Abandoned Land Mines has been working on the slip. The pond causing the damage has been drained and filled-in, plus a ditch has been dug to divert water flow away from the area.
Folks of Hardburly are happy to see work being done, and they are hopeful that the potential dangers caused by the breach of the pond are now a thing of the past.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.