According to Kentucky’s governor, many residents are missing; Deaths could reach “double digits”.
“In a word, the event is disastrous, and I believe it will end up being one of the most significant and deadly floods we have experienced in Kentucky in a long time.Bashir said in an interview with reporters.Let’s end with a 2-digit death toll. At the moment, I think at least 8 can be confirmed, but the number is increasing by the hour.“
The governor also said that 23,000 families have been cut off due to the floods. Some are isolated on rooftops or trees. The National Guard and the state police are involved in the rescue operation.
The flooding was caused by 20 centimeters of rain in just 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service. The North Fork Kentucky River, normally 60 centimeters deep, reached 6 meters.
Locals posted videos of the floods on social media. See:
Hi everyone. My hometown of Whitesburg, Kent and the surrounding area is currently experiencing some of the worst flooding in history. Please donate if you can. This region is very poor and very unstable. My heart is breaking. pic.twitter.com/byJH4bh67d
— aj 🪴 Check Pinned 📌 (@soliloquirk) July 28, 2022
Climate change is not about the end of humanity. It is about the impact on human life.
Flooding in eastern Kentucky, winter storms in Texas, melting roads in England. It’s the cost of fossil fuels that we don’t think about when we go to the pump.pic.twitter.com/cLAVVtugIZ
— Trenton Lee (@trentplaysbass) July 28, 2022
#breaking: #Kentucky Enjoy making life-changing history #Flood, #Volunteers Help in all aspects of this #disastrous response. #kywx Flooding in #KY #KY #SevereWx #Flood #SAR #Volunteer #UnitedWeststand #strongertogether #Hell or high water #CDRO#Monsoon2022 pic.twitter.com/Ou2GcwQwP0
— Ketan Sojitra 🇮🇳 (@Public_Affairs7) July 28, 2022
More rain is forecast for the weekend.
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