CARROLLTON, Ky. (WHAS11) – Point Park in Carrollton is the place to be for sightseers, but it isn't a welcomed site for everyone.

"I love to see kids laugh, running around, playing," Nellie Adams said.

She lives across the street. Her home remains dry, but the thought of flooding caused her to pack a suitcase and head to a nearby shelter.

"I am scared of water. Definitely scared of it. I cannot swim at all," she told WHAS11.

The flooding is causing some concern for county leaders who are hoping for help in making repairs.

The judge-executive issued a disaster declaration that will be reviewed first by the state and then submitted to FEMA.

"When you get into a small community like Carroll County, a disaster like this and the cost to put the infrastructure back in place is devastating to our budget," Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said.

He's spent much of his day doing damage assessments. Viewer Leanne Dunaway's neighborhood is covered in water.

"Most of what we've seen is homes with a foot to 18 inches of water in them. But, we've been very fortunate so far," she said.

Adams doesn't plan to return home just yet. The water levels still make her a little uneasy knowing there's supposed to be a playground where the water is.

"I walked here and it scared me. I've seen the water and it's covered in it," she said.