Eastern Kentucky Resident Surveys Flood Damage as Death Toll Rises

At least 16 people, including two children, died after severe flooding devastated parts of eastern Kentucky on Thursday, July 28, officials said.

In a Friday morning briefing, Gov Andy Beshear said the victims included children and the elderly, and said he expected the number to increase.

“We’ll continue to provide more information as it comes in,” he said.

This footage, captured by Dylan Dorton, shows roads and buildings damaged in Bulan, Perry County, on Thursday.

A flood watch remained in place for the area through Friday night, the National Weather Service said. Credit: Dylan Dorton via Storyful

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