Eastern Kentucky flood death toll at 25, likely to grow

Kentucky’s governor says it could take weeks to find all the victims of flash flooding that killed at least 25 people. Governor Andy Beshear said today the death toll will likely rise as a result of this week’s record flooding.

Beshear said first responders have made more than 12-hundred water rescues using boats and helicopters. About 18-thousand people were still without power in eastern Kentucky Saturday.

President Biden declared a federal disaster for more than dozen counties with widespread flooding also impacting western Virginia and southern West Virginia.