Up to date 10:35 PM ET, Solar July 31, 2022
Heavy rain has led to widespread flooding in jap Kentucky, and Gov. Andy Beshear has mentioned the inundation shall be “one of the vital vital, lethal floods” within the historical past of the state.
At the least 26 individuals have been lifeless, Beshear mentioned Sunday, and an unknown variety of individuals have been nonetheless lacking. A whole lot of individuals have misplaced all the things they’ve.
Some areas across the metropolis of Hazard obtained greater than 9 inches of rain from Wednesday into Thursday morning, in response to Nationwide Climate Service radar estimates and native observers.
Swollen floodwaters washed out bridges, worn out energy and despatched some residents scrambling to their rooftops as water gushed into their houses. Some households’ homes and vehicles have been submerged or swept away fully by the flooding, which has been exacerbated by creeks and floor already soaked from ongoing rainfall.