(WYMT) - Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell addressed the Senate regarding the flooding in Southeastern Kentucky.
Senator Mitch McConnell, (R) Kentucky said:
"I would like to take a moment this morning to discuss events in Southeastern Kentucky. Because of heavy rainfall over the weekend, residents are enduring widespread flooding in several counties.
Homes have been evacuated. A number of people have been forced to relocate to temporary shelters. Even where the flood waters have begun to recede, a number of roads remain blocked because of water or mudslides. We are thankful that no injuries have been reported at this point.
My staff in Eastern Kentucky is working closely with local officials, and I am monitoring the situation and receiving updates.
As always, we are deeply grateful to the emergency responders who rescued a number of people from their homes or their cars. Helping their fellow Kentuckians through this hardship, they have again earned our thanks."