At Least 37 People Killed in Kentucky Floods

The image shows the pattern of the heaviest rainfall in Eastern Kentucky. (Photo courtesy of NWS Jackson, Kentucky, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Heavy storms and flooding killed at least 37 people across Eastern Kentucky last week. Infrastructure damage made it hard to even reach some communities.

Between 30 to 40 bridges washed out in Pike County alone. In Letcher County, mud destroyed the city hall and damaged the town bank, pharmacy, and post office. Some schools suffered enough damage they may not reopen at the normal time.

Now, scorching heat settles into the region. Officials have opened eight cooling centers to shelter people.

Churches helping

We spoke to radio affiliate WHTL 90.5 FM, part of the King of Kings Radio Network in Somerset, KY.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

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