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Earlier in the day, the governor said the state expects “extensive property damage” that many families will need “not months, but probably years” to recover from. In total, 25,111 people were cut off across the country, he added.

Bescher has activated the Kentucky National Guard and signed a state of emergency that will “unlock the resources we need and also tell the people of eastern Kentucky that we will be there for them,” he said. Beshear also established the Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Team Fund to provide funding to “families in need.” tweeted.

The sheriff of Perry County, where two of the three deaths occurred, described the flooding as “unlike (anything) I’ve ever seen.”

Authorities have not released the names of the victims, but said one of them was 81 years old. Another fatality occurred in Knott County.

“Throughout the night we’ve had reports of people we just haven’t been able to get to,” Perry County Sheriff Joe Engle told NBC News. “So I’m hoping the water recedes and comes down to get them, but I’m not sure how many people are still trapped.”

Perry County Emergency Management Director Jerry Stacey said Associated Press that “we’re just in rescue mode right now.”

“Extreme flash floods and mudslides are just everywhere,” he said by phone Thursday morning while trying to reach his office in Hazard.

Image: Lost Creek, Kentucky flooded homes on July 28, 2022.
Lost Creek, Kentucky flooded homes on July 28, 2022. Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP
Image: Lost Creek, Kentucky flooded homes on July 28, 2022.
Flooding in Lost Creek, Kentucky on July 28, 2022. Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP
Image: A home and structures are flooded near Quicksand, Kentucky on July 28, 2022.
Flooded homes and structures near Quicksand, Kentucky, on July 28, 2022. Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., tweeted about the floods, urging anyone in need of assistance to contact his office.

“We pray for all the victims,” ​​he wrote.


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A home and structures are flooded near Quicksand, Kentucky on July 28, 2022. Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP




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