Kentucky Flooding Death Toll Rises to 25

Catastrophic flash floods in eastern Kentucky have killed 25 people, with the death toll expected to rise.


Catastrophic flash floods in eastern Kentucky have killed 25 people, with the death toll expected to rise.


reporting from the left side of the aisle


  • The New York Times reported that clearer weather was expected on Saturday should ease rescue efforts. The Times noted Gov. Beshear said nearly 300 people have been rescued so far, 100 by aircraft.
  • CNN reported one 17-year-old girl had to flee her home with her dog and wait for hours on a roof before she was recused.
  • The Guardian quoted Gov. Beshear, who told reporters, “It’s going to get worse. And I think that we will be updating it, maybe even for weeks to come … There are still so many people unaccounted for. And in this area, it’s going to be a hard task to get a firm number of folks unaccounted for.”



  • The Wall Street Journal wrote the flooding is “among the worst in state history” and President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration on Friday to unlock federal relief funding.
  • Fox News shared stories of survival from the Kentucky and St. Louis floods, including a 98-year-old Kentucky grandmother saved from her home amid rising floodwaters.
  • Breitbart reported the search for flooding victims could take weeks “as rescue crews continue the struggle to get into hard-hit areas, some of them among the poorest places in America.”

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