they already At least 25 people died in the flood disaster Several counties in the state of Kentucky were devastated this week after three new deaths were confirmed in Breathitt County earlier this Saturday, state governor Andy Beshear said on his Twitter account.
The state is preparing new rains in the next few hours In the midst of a state of disaster announced this Friday by the White House to facilitate rescue and recovery missions.
“To everyone living in eastern Kentucky, we will be there to help today and in the weeks, months and years to come. We will get through this process together,” he said.
Beshear complained The death toll could even double this weekend while rescue operations continue.
Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, and Wolfe counties were and will be the hardest hit. first person to receive federal aid corresponds to this description.
this rescue effortsCNN reports seen blocked due to constant power outages It started on Wednesday, at the onset of flooding, and continued until this morning.
According to PowerOutage.us, nearly 17,000 homes and businesses went dark last night.
This is how Kentucky happens At the site of the second climate catastrophe in just over seven monthsfollowing a hurricane wave that swept through the state in December last year, leaving at least 74 dead.