Kentucky death toll reaches 26 and governor warns, ‘We’ll find more bodies’

Kentucky death toll reaches 26 and governor warns, ‘We’ll find more bodies’

According to the United States National Weather Service, the rainfall in the Southeast American state will continue in the coming days.

Pat McDonogh/USA Today/Portal 7/29/2022Car submerged in flooded Kentucky road
Cars, houses and roads were destroyed by the floods

Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentuckyreported this Sunday, 31 that 26 deaths were registered as a result of floods historical events that have hit the American state since the beginning of this week. the strong Rain which mainly affected eastern Kentucky left a trail of devastation with destroyed streets and houses. In one of the most poignant cases, a couple lost four children between the ages of 1 and 8. Dozens of people are still missing, so Beshear believes the number will increase in the coming days: “This number will increase, we will find more bodies over the weeks, many of them washed hundreds of meters away.”

The thunderstorms in Kentucky are related to a heatwave similar to that in Europe. thermometer in the southeast United States recorded temperatures above 40°C. According to the US National Weather Service, it will continue to rain for the next few days. “There is widespread damage estimated at millions of dollars and many families have been displaced and more rain is expected tomorrow,” the governor warned. So far, 388 people have occupied the shelters opened by the government. Trailers have been ordered to increase the capacity to help affected families.