Adams praised the efforts of B.E.R.T. and the Jessamine County firefighters who arrived the night before.
“What they were doing all throughout the night, searching and trying to find people trapped, their efforts were tenfold more than what we were doing,” he said.
Rupard said Jessamine County has been a member of B.E.R.T. since 1995, and this was the first major natural disaster it has worked.
“We have worked some small stuff, but nothing ever to the magnitude of a whole town,” Rupard said. “By being there, you really just had to take it in and ask, ‘Where do you start?’ As soon as you pulled into town, you really could just start working right then.