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Flooding debris in downtown Whitesburg.

Whitesburg, Kentucky begins to clean up and recover after record flooding

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WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — In the Parlor Room, a longtime tattoo shop and music venue in downtown Whitesburg, the art-covered walls meet a bare floor, covered in mud. John Falter oversees rows of sketchbooks, with the tattoo artists’ drawings, drying beneath fans. “The water pressure pushed the doors wide open,” Falter said of the storm… Read More

Troublesome Creek floods the streets of Hindman, Kentucky.

Eastern Kentuckians sift through the debris after a historic flood

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WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — Andy Morell and his family watch layers of mud roll down into the storm gutter as a man power washes the residue left behind on their street in Whitesburg, Kentucky. “Physically, we’re drained. Emotionally drained. But you know, we’re glad to be alive,” he said. Ohio Valley ReSource · Eastern Kentuckians sift… Read More

A Perry County school bus lies destroyed after being caught up in the floodwaters of Lost Creek in Ned, Ky., on Friday.

At least 25 people have died in Kentucky’s floods, governor says

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (NPR) — Kentucky’s governor said it could take weeks to find all the victims of flash flooding that killed at least 25 people when torrential rains swamped towns across Appalachia. Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday that the numbers of victims would likely rise significantly as a result of record flash flooding over the… Read More