‘We love you, and we care about you’: Gov. Andy Beshear, other state leaders react to EKY flooding

Crews are conducting water rescues in multiple counties, including Breathitt County.
Crews are conducting water rescues in multiple counties, including Breathitt County.(WKYT)
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 10:17 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2022 at 10:59 AM EDT
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EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) - “The situation is dynamic,” said Governor Beshear. “We probably have not seen the worst of it. Sadly, we believe we will lose Kentuckians.”

People in Eastern Kentucky are picking up the pieces after historic flash flooding hit the region Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Governor Andy Beshear held a news conference Thursday morning to update people across the Commonwealth about the floods after several cities declared a State of Emergency.

You can watch the news conference below.

The Governor also issued a statement on Facebook. “We love you, and we care about you,” he said in the statement.

You can see his statement below.

Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Leader Joni Jenkins also issued a statement Thursday morning.

We are sending reporters out to some of the most heavily hit areas in the area and will have updates on the aftermath of the flooding throughout the day.

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