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How parts of Kentucky continues to assess damage from past week-long floods, Gov. Andy Beshear warning residents of more rain and potential flooding are expected from Sunday evening to Monday morning.
“The next couple of days will be hardBeshir said. in statement posted on YouTube. “We have rain and maybe even a lot of the rain that’s going to hit the same areas. Please pray for in people in these areas. And if you in areas that are going to get hit in the rain, do sure you stay safe. Do sure you have place that is higher Earth. Go to the shelter. Just please be safe.”
At least 26 people were killed as result of flood, but this number is definitely higher. Beshir noted that officials are aware of additional bodies are retrieved, but until they can confirm these deaths they are not including them in in total amount of victims.
The National Meteorological Service has supplied out a flood watch for portions of east Central Kentucky, north central Kentucky, northwestern Kentucky, and south-central Kentucky on Sunday when it rains thunderstorms expected.
weather organization warned that rainfall is possible down in rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour and that it will bring a threat of flash floods.
“You should keep an eye on the latest forecasts and be on the lookout for possible flood warnings,” the NWS said. “Those who live in flood prone areas should be ready for action should floods are developing.
The threat of more the flood touches like hundreds of people have already were displaced due to flooding earlier in a week.
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Government officials continue work on relief for injured people. Many state parks have been opened to provide housing for those whose houses were damaged and destroyed and Beshear said they were working on addition more space to these areas by providing travel trailers for help with housing.
“We want do sure we hug our Eastern Kentucky brothers and sisters and make sure that they are fine,” Beshir said.
In areas where water has receded, residents busy save what they can of their possessions, with debris scattered along the roadway and yards filled with damaged furniture and clothes.
For some residents, the flood became regular part of life
Keith Bradley of Lost Creek, Kentucky said beauty of his small Appalachian City – Here’s Why It Remains Despite Repeated Floods of his home.
His home flooded last year and this year the water swallowed him up, causing him, his wife and neighbor to swim towards higher Earth.
“We are trying everything. We tried you know, the movement of helicopters and boats. And it was people It was on roofs and stuff,” Bradley told WUKY.
In spite of struggle get out Bradley said he’s grateful for what on dry land with his group and their five pets after being rescued by two firefighters.
For those who looking for help the governor said water is “a number one key donation you can provide” and directed donors to state websites.
In addition, Beshear said donations to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund will help and 100% will go to the victims of floods.
flood in Appalachians in in past a week also affected western Virginia and southern West Virginia. Scientists talk about floods more frequent and intense, because of changing of the climate.
Karin Tsar of WUKY provided the report.