Governor Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency in parts of the state. He fears the death toll will double and children may not have survived the flood. Heavy rainfall is expected in the area. “The death toll will end up in the double digits,” Beshear told a local television station.
The region has to face heavy storms and rains. The rivers were already overflowing due to the heavy rains. Roads turned into rivers and houses were swept away by the storm. Images in the US media show cars being transported through water. The army and police have been deployed to evacuate people with helicopters and boats, and to get them off the rooftops to which they hastily fled.
“Hundreds of people will lose their homes,” Beshear said in a statement about the worst and most destructive flooding in Kentucky’s history.
According to Beshear, the material damage was enormous. “For many families, it can take months or even years to get everything back on track.” According to the governor, the danger is not over yet. “The rain that awaits us will worsen the situation.” Neighboring states Virginia and West Virginia were also affected by flooding.
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