Parts of eastern Kentucky received between 8 to 10 1/2 inches of rain over a 48-hour period last week, leaving many scrambling for safety as the area experienced catastrophic flooding. Wolfe County search and rescue saved a family of five who were trapped in their home’s attic.

Wolfe County swift water techs navigated watercraft while a Kentucky National Guard helicopter flew over homes, searching for those unable to escape the flooding.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said the death toll has risen to 30, with hundreds still missing.
Monday, he warned of the possibility of more rain and flooding in already hard-hit Eastern Kentucky.

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Twitter users showed the devastation of the area.

Water levels of the Kentucky River surged, reportedly higher than ever previously measured.

 

The national guard is flying in food, water, and diapers to isolated communities, caught off due to the destruction of roadways. Many are still without power and clean water.

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