Dozens Rescued From Devastating Floods by Kentucky National Guard

Dozens of people were rescued from their homes amid deadly flooding in parts of eastern Kentucky on July 28-29, footage by the Kentucky National Guard shows.

Kentucky Gov Andy Beshear said on Monday at least 35 people were confirmed dead in eastern Kentucky after historic flooding. The severe weather conditions were expected to continue as emergency responders searched for others reported missing, according to Beshear.

Footage by the Kentucky National Guard shows a helicopter hoisting people from their flooded rooftops. Entire families are rescued and brought to the Wendell H Ford Regional Airport near Hazard. Credit: Kentucky National Guard via Storyful

Video transcript

- Just slightly. 10 feet below. Come straight up.

- Straight up.

- Chapter 4. [INAUDIBLE] 75 on Fox.

- Go ahead.

- Aircraft AD0 on Victor.

- F415. The state police, y'all need us to relay some people back to Hazzard for you?

- 30. 20. 10 feet below.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Bring them inside.

- Rog.

- [INAUDIBLE] pretty good ahead. I have her at 40 feet.

- [INAUDIBLE] right turn. They're clear out of there.

- Thank you.

- 20 feet below. [INAUDIBLE] under control. Hoist it up. 20. 10 feet. At the four. Bringing her in.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- 50 feet below.

- 50.

- And I want to start a slow climb.

- Slow climb.

- Do not go forward. OK. She's 20 feet below. 10 feet. 3 feet from the 4.

- 3 feet.

- Hey, Smo. Be careful. That guy's got a busted shoulder. Just be gentle.

- Did you catch that, Smo?

- Yeah. I got it. [INAUDIBLE]. Inside. Don't worry about him.

- All right. Hit the floor.

- Bringing him in.

- [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE] come up.

80 feet below. 60 feet.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- 40.

- I don't want to fly off and hurt this old lady in the basket.

- OK.

- 20 feet below.

- I am coming up, sir.

- Roger.

- 10 feet below.

- Roger.

- I Gotcha.

- Cool.

- Did you hear Wally's--

- At the 4.

- I did.

- Sorry.

- So make sure you got your zippers up.

- Two niner zero, 2 and 1/2, sort of final for 24, 4900.

- And 672 has you in sight. We'll be in front of you shortly.

- We got you, sir.

- [INAUDIBLE].

- Roger, 675--

- Come out and go get help.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Everything. Everything near Frankfurt. 1,800 above.

- Jesus, dude. If you're leaning, stop.

- You've got an extra boat crew on the south [INAUDIBLE].

- Give a little fist bump.

- Fist bump action.

- All right, [INAUDIBLE] ops, rooftop is, what, three miles west of hazard at this time. Prepare to copy.

- [INAUDIBLE] fucking compound.

- We don't need that rope, do we?

- Roger that. I got three adults, and I think at least two kids on this next one.

- Looks like three.

- And I got four wheeler guys going to check and make sure that there's nobody left.

- Roger that. The aircraft coming inbound, what's his call sign?

- Cash11.

- Call sign Cash11, and he's up this creek with you.

- Cash11 on 41-15.

- Yeah, we got you.

- All righty, we're standing by. We got 11 seats.

- Awesome. We've got a four wheeler dude running up and down the road, trying to figure out if there's any stragglers. Call sign of medic on the ground is JLo.

- Understood.

- [INAUDIBLE] 10 seats in this helicopter.

- Last one.

- One more?

- I got the last person loaded.

- Oh, last person is in.

- Yeah.

- Hi. Yep, we're good.

- [INAUDIBLE] the door.

- Getting ready to come up.

- Yes, we got contact with them to relay 097's message.

- [INAUDIBLE] get you closer.

- OK, [INAUDIBLE] screaming [INAUDIBLE]--

- [INAUDIBLE] with the shirt on over there.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Did he put on a shirt?

- I can't tell.

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Oh, there he is. White-- got a white shirt.

- [INAUDIBLE] says about [INAUDIBLE].

- [INAUDIBLE]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Yep, 377 Russell Branch Road, city Clayhole, Kentucky.

- [INAUDIBLE] 645.

- 645, say again.

- Yeah, we're headed [INAUDIBLE] he said [INAUDIBLE].