Worst Appalachia flood kills 25 in Kentucky including a one-year-old

Monday, August 1, 2022


Devastating Kentucky floods have killed about 25 people in Appalachia. This is recorded as one of the deadliest floods in the last three decades. President Joe Biden has regarded this situation as one of the deadliest situations. He also ordered federal help from the governing bodies. There are at least six children, which includes a one-year-old baby.
Scientists claim climate change is the major trigger behind such a devastating situation.

From an aerial tour from the national guard, Mr Beshear stated that the flood was by far the worst to date. He added that there are still a lot of people out there, who need assistance from the governing bodies to get the basic requirements.

Till now hundreds of people have already been rescued from the area by helicopter.
The worst thing about the situation is that there is a huge area that is a poverty-stricken area. About 33000 people live in the slum areas. Knott and Perry counties are hit extremely hard. The rivers in the region are expected to fill to the uppermost.

Beshear, who is the current governor of Kentucky said that they have a severe issue to handle. Regarding the deaths, he stated that it is unclear if the deaths are happening due to infrastructure failure or water consumption.

Bill Haneberg, who is a climate expert and the state’s geologist regarded this rainfall to be ‘extraordinary’. He also further added that the future days are going to be extremely tough. The amount of rainfall and heat is only going to rise in the future.

Kentucky has seen extreme weather but this weather is extremely bad. In the last 10 years, a devastating situation like this has seldom arisen. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Kentucky and the surrounding area has seen more inches of rainfall but this time it is the worst to note.

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