Kentucky Flooding Kentucky floods kill eight people
State governor says hundreds have lost their homes
Heavy rains have caused flooding and mudslides in central Appalachia.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear stated that at least eight people have died in the floods in his state.
The damage to property is enormous and hundreds of people have lost their homes, he said.
Rescue operations continue throughout the region work.
In Perry County, eastern Kentucky, the Director of Emergency Management called the damage “catastrophic.”
More than 30,000 consumers were left without power in parts of Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia.
Governments in Hazard, Kentucky called on locals to “pray for the rain to stop.”