Eastern Kentucky Floods 2022
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On July 27, 2022, very heavy rainfall hit parts of eastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia, including surrounding Appalachia communities. This cause large floodings in Kentucky. The flooding caused 25 deaths with many reportedly missing.
By August 2-3, 2022, deadly floodwaters in Kentucky have receded, giving a closer look at the devastation left behind. The Weather Channel’s Justin Michaels reports, in the video published on Aug 3, 2022, “Kentucky uncovers devastation as floodwaters recede“, below:
Lesia Watkins has lived in Jackson, Kentucky for 52 years, and she said they never imagined flood waters could get that high, in the video published on Aug 3, 2022, “Eastern Kentucky starts cleanup after historic floods“, below:
More rain drenched the area on Monday, August 1, 2022, as rescuers continued their sixth day looking for survivors after last week’s catastrophic flooding in Kentucky, in the video published on Aug 2, 2022, “Death toll rises to 37 in Kentucky floods | GMA“, below:
Severe flooding in eastern Kentucky has hit much of the region hard, including requiring rescues by the National Guard, in the video published on Aug 2, 2022, “National Guard water rescues from Kentucky floods“, below:
Kentucky governor Andy Beshear said 37 people have died as of Monday afternoon to severe flooding, in the video published on Aug 2, 2022, “Kentucky flooding update: Latest radar, forecast and impacts“, below:
Kentucky is recovering following a historic flash flood catastrophe. Rescuers are still uncovering the layers of death and misery as they continue to search the area. The death toll is now at 37 and is expected to increase, according to officials. Many in the area still have no power or drinkable water. Since last week, eastern Kentucky has received five to ten inches of rain and tonight more heavy rain is in the forecast, in the video published on Aug 1, 2022, “Death Toll Rises To At Least 37 In Kentucky Flash Flood Catastrophe“, below:
ABC News’ Mola Lenghi is on the ground in Hindman, Kentucky, where scores of people are still missing following floods, in the video published on Aug. 1, 2022, “Hundreds still unaccounted for after devastating Kentucky floods| ABCNL” below:
Eastern Kentucky is still reeling from last week’s devastating floods that left at least 28 people dead, but the death toll is expected to rise as more rain is expected across the region. NBC News’ Maggie Vespa breaks down how emergency crews are responding to the disaster and how families who lost their homes are coping amid the clean-up, in the video published on Aug 1, 2022, “Death Toll From Kentucky Floods Expected To Rise As Heavy Rain Continues“, below:
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