HINDMAN, Ky. (OVR) — Eastern Kentuckians are living through one of the most devastating floods in state history. Torrential rains rolled in Wednesday night, washing away homes and submerged. After record flooding at the end of July in eastern Kentucky, residents reported more than 10,000 homes damaged or destroyed. Many residents remain in housing limbo as. Several of the counties affected this week were also inundated with floods in 2020 that caused more than $72 million in damage. Homes are flooded in Lost Creek, Kentucky, in Breathitt County, on Thursday. Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald Leader via Associated Press “I wish I could tell you why we keep getting hit here in Kentucky,” Beshear said. A house that was almost completely submerged by flooding in Breathitt County, Kentucky is pictured on July 29, 2022 GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / Michael Swensen. The water level of the. “The water pressure pushed the doors wide open,” Falter said of the storm that goaded the North Fork of the Kentucky River out of its banks and into the historic mountain city. “As far as loss of. Fair Pay at Purdue: $15 Minimum Wage Now! Graduate student rent relief denied by business office; Hundreds of students attend town hall after Purdue police altercation; May 2021 Civics literacy through shared governance; Purdue, what are you waiting for? Rolls-Royce expanding research footprint at Purdue University.
In what Kentucky's governor called an "emergency situation," National Guards from three different states have made hundreds of rescues of those still trapped by the floodwaters. Officials estimated the damage in Kentucky alone at more than $100 million, the equivalent of nearly half a billion dollars now. The flooding killed 10 people in Kentucky and a total of another 12.
Published: Jan. 1, 2022 at 9:56 AM PST. LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Early Saturday morning, the new year brought along flash floods across several counties. Reports from the.
The flooding comes seven months after dozens were killed in Kentucky when tornadoes tore through a swath of the South and the Midwest. The heavy rainfall was spawned by the same stalled weather.