‘These are incredibly strong people’: Beshear says death toll now at 35
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Gov. Andy Beshear confirms that the state’s death toll is now at 35, confirming 5 more deaths since the morning update.
Governor Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on the flooding and relief efforts Monday morning.
Rains continued to hit areas already ravaged by storms.
Towards the end of his conference, Beshear ordered all flags to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday and encouraged everyone to do the same.
“These are incredibly strong people,” said the Governor about the people of Eastern Kentucky.
You can watch a livestream of the conference below.
Hard-hit areas of Knott and Letcher Counties reported water starting to rise again. Neon, which was underwater with last week’s historic flooding, is now seeing water in downtown again.
In Knott County, we have reports of high water just outside Hindman, in Larkslane and Emmalena.
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