The death toll from Kentucky’s flooding is at least 16 and projected to grow.
At least 16 people have lost their lives as a result of the floods in Kentucky, and that number is expected to rise.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says 16 people died in flooding. As rescuers struggle to reach hard-to-reach places, that number is projected to double, including children.
Wednesday and Thursday’s downpour has rescuers working 24/7.
Rescuers are working around the clock to reach areas where heavy rain Wednesday night into Thursday flooded roads.
Floodwaters destroyed bridges, cut power, and sent residents to the roofs. Wet creeks and grounds increased floods, which swamped homes and autos.
Beshear said houses were “swept away in the middle of the night”
Governor says hundreds of Kentuckians lost everything. Thousands have been affected, he added.
Beshear stated no one is missing. Cell coverage is spotty in several regions, making communication difficult.
“Getting a good number will be difficult,” remarked the governor.
Beshear stated 11 deaths were in Knott County, 1 in Perry, 2 in Letcher, and 2 in Clay.