Governor: Death Toll Rises to 25 in Eastern Kentucky Flooding, Including 4 Children

Governor: Death Toll Rises to 25 in Eastern Kentucky Flooding, Including 4 Children


The death toll in the eastern Kentucky flooding has risen to 25, Gov. Andy Beshear (D) announced in a press briefing on Saturday morning.

The fatalities were confirmed across five different counties, including “four in Breathitt County; two in Clay County; 14 in Knott County (10 adults and four children); two in Letcher County; and three in Perry County,” the governor’s office stated. Beshear noted during his press briefing that the death toll “is likely to increase.”

Areas of eastern Kentucky received up to ten and a half inches of rain over 48 hours before Friday, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The governor noted that the rain has stopped as of Saturday and that it will be dry until Sunday afternoon.

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