Kentucky begins clearing remnants of floods that cost at least 26 lives

Kentucky’s population cleaning has already begun After the severe floods in recent days 26 deathsrelative to the final official balance although everything indicates that the final figure will be higher.

“Currently the death toll is 26, but we know there are more bodies and we know it will increase. We will continue to find bodies for weeks as the waters recede, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear told NBC.

“Many bodies were dragged hundreds of meters from where they disappeared,” Beshear said. It also confirmed that four minors were among the dead and they hoped “there will be at least a few more”.

many fields no water or electricity supply and there are still storms. for next week rising temperatures and even more difficult conditions for rescue efforts. So far, 1,432 people have been rescued across the state, according to the latest balance from government officials.

“It will take some time until we get a solid figure” of the disappeared, Beshear added. “It’s tough. It was the most devastating and deadliest flood we’ve ever seen in our history. It devastated areas where people had almost nothing before,” he said.

Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Wolfe counties have been and will be the hardest hit. first person to receive federal aid corresponds to this description.

Rescue efforts were hampered by ongoing power outages that began Wednesday at the start of the flood and continued into this morning, CNN reported.

About A total of 17 thousand homes and workplaces were left in the dark. According to PowerOutage.us this was during the past night.

Thus, Kentucky suffered its second climate disaster in just over seven months after the hurricane wave that swept through the state in December last year and left at least 74 dead.

Source: Informacion

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