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United States of America (the): Flash Flood: 2022/07/27 Country Information on DRR

Period 2022/07/27
Country or District United States of America (the)
Event Type Flash Flood
Outline At least fifteen people have died after flash flooding caused widespread damage across areas of eastern Kentucky, USA, from 27 July 2022. Many people are still unaccounted for and officials fear the death toll could rise further. The governor declared a state of emergency.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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CNN 2022/08/01
Kentucky flooding death toll rises to 37 as governor says hundreds remain unaccounted for.

FloodList 2022/07/29
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said on 29 July 2022 that “the flooding situation in Eastern Kentucky is ongoing, with a flood watch in effect through today. Heartbreakingly, we can confirm at least 15 deaths, but we expect that number to grow. Over 23,000 Kentuckians are without power.”