More rain in flooded Kentucky as death toll hits 37
RUINED BEYOND REPAIR This July 31, 2022 file photo shows a car overturned by floods in Troublesome Creek in downtown Hindman, Kentucky. AP PHOTO
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky: Another round of rainstorms hit flooded Kentucky mountain communities on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as more bodies emerged from the sodden landscape, and the state’s governor warned that high winds could bring another threat: falling trees and utility poles.
Gov. Andy Beshear said the death toll rose to 37 while hundreds of people remained unaccounted for five days after one of the nation’s poorest regions was swamped by nearly a foot of rain. The water poured down hillsides and into valleys and hollows, engulfing entire towns. Mudslides marooned some people on steep slopes.
Beshear suggested that many of the unaccounted for would be located once cellular