At least 25 people died including four children when torrential rains swamped town across Appalachia, The Kentucky Governor Said.
Governor Andy Bashear said on Saturday that the number would likely rise significantly and it could take a week to find all the victims of the record flash flooding.
“This is an ongoing natural disasters, “Governor Bashear Told Fox News” we are still in search and rescue mode and thankfully the rain have stopped but it is going to rain more starting Sunday afternoon.”
Rescue crews continue the struggle to get into hard hit areas some of them among the poorest place in the united States. Crews have made more than 1,200 rescue from helicopters and boat, Governor said.”
We are committed to full rebuilding efforts to get these folks back on their feet, Bashear said, for now we just praying that we don’t lose anybody else”
Kentucky received between 20 to 27cm ( 8 to 10.5 inches) in 48 hours the weather offered a respite on Saturday but more rain was expected on Sunday.
“As a cold front drag south the area will remain mainly dry through today, the dry weather is expected to come to an end Sunday as a boundary lifts north back into the region”, the national weather service Jackson, Kentucky office tweeted.
In the tiny community of Wayland Philip Michael Caudill was working on Saturday to clean up debris and salvage what he could from home he shared with his wife and three children.
The water has receded from the house but left a mess behind along with questions about he and his family do next.
We are just hoping we could get some help, Caudill Who is staying with his family at Jenny Wiley state part in a free room, told the associate press.