KENTUCKY (WEHT) – Governor Beshear provided an update on Friday on the efforts to provide relief to Kentuckians impacted by historic flooding.
“One of the main things that we’re doing today, because we have moved past the initial search and rescue phase and because we are worried about weather coming up, is wellness checks,” Gov. Beshear said. “There are a lot of people who may be stranded in their home because their private bridge has been wiped out – so there will be a lot of wellness checks underway.”
The governor confirmed that as of Friday, there are no new confirmed fatalities. The 37 fatalities reported are as follows:
- 8 in Breathitt County
- 2 in Clay County
- 17 in Knott County (13 adults and 4 children. The children are from the same family)
- 3 in Letcher County
- 7 in Perry County
The governor reported that there are two missing people still being searched for in relation to the flooding.
On Monday, Governor Beshear will meet with President Joe Biden to visit families affected by the devastation and survey recovery efforts at a local FEMA State Disaster Recovery Center.