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India The still provisional assessment of the floods in Kentucky goes to 25 dead

06:10  31 july  2022
06:10  31 july  2022 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  Le bilan encore provisoire des inondations dans le Kentucky passe à 25 morts © AFP

L e assessment of devastating floods in Kentucky has increased to 25 dead and should go up, said the governor of this US state on Saturday, then that the emergency services and the residents continued to look for survivors.

"We have 25 confirmed dead," said Andy Beshear during a press conference. "This assessment will continue to go up".

"I unfortunately believe that we are going to find bodies for weeks," added the Democratic governor, while torrential rains fell on the east of this rural state in the night from Wednesday to Thursday, transforming certain roads into rivers and forcing residents to take refuge on the roof of their house while waiting for help.

Several deaths after tragic floods in Kentucky

 Several deaths after tragic floods in Kentucky at least eight people died following torrential rains that caused immense floods Thursday in the eastern Kentucky State, announced its governor, who Fear that the balance sheet is still increasing. © Pat McDonogh/USA Today Network via Reuters at least eight people died following torrential rains that caused immense floods Thursday in the east of the American state of Kentucky, announced its governor, who fears that the assessment does not increase yet.

Mr. Beshear said four children had perished in the floods and not six as indicated above.

According to the local newspaper Lexington Herald Leader, these are four brothers and sisters, aged one and a half to eight, who were carried away by the waters when they had taken refuge at the top of a tree with their parents.

Some regions of Kentucky received some 20 centimeters of rain in 24 hours and, in places, the waters of the rivers suddenly mounted several meters, before leaving their bed.

The governor noted that it was still difficult to estimate the number of missing, as mobile telephony services no longer work in the most affected areas and people who have escaped torrential rains cannot reassure their family.

President Joe Biden decreed the state of "natural disaster" and unlocked federal reinforcements to support the areas affected by "storm, floods, landslides and mudslides".

United States: at least 15 dead in impressive floods in Kentucky

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Logistics problems

of the National Guard reservists have led 650 evacuations by helicopter since Wednesday, while the state security services carried out 750 by boat, according to Mr. Beshear who stressed that the operations were "extremely stressful and difficult "for rescuers.

Fifteen reception centers were opened in schools, churches and natural parks.

He stopped raining on the region on Saturday but new precipitation is expected on Sunday, which risks posing new logistical problems to rescuers who have difficulty joining the victims because many roads are cut, bridges are unusable and the water level is still too high.

"Our problem will be on Sunday," confirmed Mr. Beshear on CNN. "He will start again to rain and even if we think it will not be historic rains, it will be hard."

In addition, hot weather is expected next week and thousands of homes are deprived of electricity and therefore air conditioning, but also of drinking water. The authorities are preparing to set up "freshness centers" with portable generators for the most vulnerable, and to distribute water.

These floods are the most recent manifestations of episodes of extreme weather which are increasingly frequent with global warming caused by human activities.

In December, several dozen violent tornadoes had ravaged five states in the center of the United States, mainly west of Kentucky, and left at least 79 people dead.

Paradoxically, these tornadoes helped Kentucky better prepare for natural disasters, noted the governor.

"We learned a lot of lessons in western Kentucky with these devastating tornadoes seven months ago," he said. Caravans which had made it possible to temporarily relocate victims of tornadoes last winter were thus sent to the east of the State, where they should arrive quickly.

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