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ASPCA and emergency management agencies team up to help animals in Kentucky

The animal welfare group is helping to relocate homeless animals and provide care to pets impacted by the Appalachia floods. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has recently been requested by the Hazard Area Command to help support the Animal Care Branch at the Emergency Operations Center in Kentucky. The ASPCA team is also helping to conduct search and rescue throughout certain Knott, Letcher, Perry, and Breathitt counties for any animals that were victims of the flood.
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2 Lost Creek women missing; many roads remain flooded

HAZARD, Ky. (KT) – Two people are still reported missing due to the historic flooding that struck parts of eastern Kentucky late last month, according to Kentucky State Police, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a number of roads throughout the flood area remain closed. The missing persons are...
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Senator Mitch McConnell wraps up tour of EKY flood damage

EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued his tour of Eastern Kentucky areas hit with significant flood damage on Wednesday. The senator was in Breathitt, Letcher and Perry counties. He stopped at flood-torn the Lost Creek Community along Highway 15. Breathitt County Judge-Executive Jeff Noble said the county is making progress.

Eastern Kentucky flooding: 37 confirmed deaths, 2 women remain missing

Thirty-seven people have died, including four children, and hundreds are expected to lose their homes after torrential rains unleashed flash flooding and mudslides across eastern Kentucky. On Tuesday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the death toll remains at 37 but says it will rise to 38 with the loss of...

Biden visits flood-ravaged E.Ky.

President Joe Biden and state and local officials stood in front of the remains of a flood-ravaged home in Breathitt County Aug 8, where Biden pledged that the the federal government will stay with the people of Eastern Kentucky as they recover from recent catastrophic flooding. U.S Rep. Hal Rogers...

Missouri Task Force 1 stays in eastern Kentucky on standby as more storms expected

Missouri Task Force 1 remained in eastern Kentucky through the weekend and into Monday ready to deploy for any critical missions or additional targeted searches. The task force, which deployed 47 responders on July 30 to help with relief from historic flooding in the area, remained in staging Sunday and expected to maintain that status "for another day or two," the group wrote on social media Sunday morning.

Kentucky leaders visit EKY to tour flood damage, share updates

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Several Eastern Kentucky leaders were in the region Tuesday to tour areas affected by flooding and visit relief centers. Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell were both in the region touring relief centers and affected areas. During his stop in Hazard, Senator Paul was joined by...