Governor Beshear along with a number of state legislators traveled to Southeast Kentucky Thursday to view widespread flooding. State of Emergencies have been declared in ten Kentucky counties.
The Governor said steps are being taken to try to lessen future damage. “With support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we are providing sandbags and pumps to flooded areas and also working with them on lake forecasts and water discharge releases from dams,” said Beshear.
Beshear said some local officials are labeling the recent incident as a 100 year flood. Beshear noted the Kentucky National Guard is also on the ground in southeast Kentucky.
The governor reported there have been 100 search and rescue operations. He said there are shelters established in Bell and Harlan counties and neighbors and family members are taking in those affected by flooding.
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