2022 Eastern Kentucky floods

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2022 Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Virginia floods
July 28, 2022 Day 1 Risk Outlook from the Weather Prediction Center.jpg
The Day 1 Risk Outlook from the Weather Prediction Center
DateJuly 27, 2022 – August 2, 2022
Deaths25 with multiple missing[1][2]

On July 27, 2022, very heavy rainfall hit parts of eastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia, including surrounding Appalachia communities. This cause large floodings in Kentucky.[3] The flooding caused 25 deaths with many reportedly missing.[1][4][5][6][7]

On July 29, President Joe Biden said the flooding was a major disaster in Kentucky and ordered federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Death Toll in Kentucky Flooding Rises to 25". New York Times. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  2. "Beshear expects double-digit death toll with devastating eastern Ky. flooding". WKYT. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  3. Miranda, Shauneen (July 29, 2022). "Record flooding in Kentucky and Appalachia kills more victims as searches continue". NPR. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  4. "Beshear expects double-digit death toll with devastating eastern Ky. flooding". WKYT. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  5. "3 Dead as Flash Flooding Swamps Parts of Kentucky". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 July 2022.
  6. "Death toll rises to 8 in Kentucky flood, one of the 'most devastating' in state history". ABC News. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  7. "Kentucky: At least 16 dead in flash floods that followed heavy rain". BBC. 29 July 2022. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  8. "President Biden approves Kentucky disaster declaration following severe flooding". Lex 18. Retrieved 29 July 2022.